The competition is open to both poets and fiction writers worldwide.
The total prize money is €1,000.
- The best fiction entry will win €300
- The best poetry entry will win €300
- One of these will then be chosen as the overall winner and will receive an additional €400, giving the overall winner total prize money of €700 and the title Over The Edge New Writer of The Year 2014.
The 2014 Over The Edge New Writer of The Year will be a Featured Reader at Ireland’s leading literary reading series, the Over The Edge: Open Readings in Galway City Library, on a date to be scheduled in Winter 2014/15.
Salmon Poetry will read, without commitment to publish, a manuscript submitted to them by the winner in the poetry category. Doire Press will read, without commitment to publish, a manuscript of short stories submitted to them by the winner in the fiction category. The winner in the poetry category will have one of the poems from her or his winning entry published in the January 2015 issue of Skylight 47 magazine.
This year’s competition judge is Eleanor Hooker.
Deadline: Wednesday, August 6th, 2014
Entries should be sent to Over The Edge, New Writer of the Year competition, 3 Carbry Road, Newcastle, Galway, Ireland.
Entries will be judged anonymously, so do not put your name on your poem(s) or stories. Put your contact details on a separate sheet.
Criteria: fiction of up to 3000 words, 3 poems of up to 40 lines, or one poem of up to 100 lines. Any of the aforementioned is one entry.
The fee for one entry is €10. The fee for multiple entries is €7.50 per entry e.g. two entries will cost €15, three entries €22.50 and so on.
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