Doolin Writers' Competition

Closing date for receipt of entries is Friday 1st December 2017.

Prizes

Winners

Short Story €1000

Poetry €1000

Flash Fiction €500

Runner-up

There will be one runner up in each category selected for a prize of a weekend pass to Doolin Writers' Weekend and a voucher for 2 nights Bed & Breakfast & Evening Meal at Hotel Doolin.

RULES:
Entry implies acceptance of all rules; failure to comply with all rules results in   disqualification. 
Submissions accepted from poets/writers of any nationality, from any country.
Entrants must be aged over 18 years.
No poet/writer may win more than one prize.
The judge's decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into.

Postal entries to Doolin Short Story/Flash Fiction/Poetry Competition, Hotel Doolin, Doolin, Co. Clare(please ensure to distinguish in the title line of the address which category it is. Short Story, Flash Fiction or Poetry)

8 shortlisted names in each category will be announced on Doolin Writers’ Weekend Facebook page and website, no less than 2 weeks prior to Doolin Writers’ Weekend. Shortlisted authors will be contacted by email. 2 winners in each category will be announced on the opening night of Doolin Writers’ Weekend. Winners will read their poem and excerpt from their story on Saturday night of the Doolin Writers’ Weekend. Accommodation and meals will be provide for winners in each category on the Friday night of the festival. 

Note:   If the Entrant's name differs from the PayPal account holder's name, please make this clear in your entry email.

                        Poems and Stories must be entered separately.

                       Currency conversion for the purpose of this competition (subject to change):

                        10.00 Euro = £8.00 Sterling = US$14.00 

Ends on December 1, 2017€10.00
€10.00

Flash Fiction
Must be in English, must each be no more than 500 words(that does not include the title). 
Must show title & story only.

Must not show writer’s name or any other identifying marks on submitted stories. Please note, stories submitted with the writer's name or contact details will not be submitted to the judges.

Must be double-spaced.
Must be the original work of the entrant.
Must not have been previously broadcast or published(in print or online).
There is no limit on the number of stories submitted; no alterations accepted after submission.
Copyright remains with the author subject to Doolin Writers’ Weekend having the right to first publication.
Fees: All entries must be accompanied by submission fees of €10 which includes two stories.
Entries will not be returned, so make sure you keep a copy.

Ends on December 1, 2017€10.00
€10.00
Entry implies acceptance of all rules; failure to comply with all rules results in disqualification. 
Submissions accepted from poets/writers of any nationality, from any country.
 Entrants must be aged over 18 years
. No poet/writer may win more than one prize.
 The judge's decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into.

Poems: 
Must be in English, must each be no longer than 40 lines(that does not include the title). 
Must show title & poem only, must not show poet’s name or any other identifying marks on submitted poems. 
Please note, poems submitted with the writer's name or contact details will not be submitted to the judges.
Must be the original work of the entrant.

Entries may be on any theme.
Must not have been previously broadcast or published(in print or online).
There is no limit on number of poems submitted; no alterations accepted after submission.
Copyright remains with the author subject to Doolin Writers’ Weekend having the right to first publication.
Fees: All entries must be accompanied by submission fees of  €10, you can enter three poems for this price.

Online, please see below for details.
Entries will not be returned, so make sure you keep a copy.

Ends on December 1, 2017€10.00
€10.00
Entry implies acceptance of all rules; failure to comply with all rules results in disqualification. 
Submissions accepted from poets/writers of any nationality, from any country.
 Entrants must be aged over 18 years
. No poet/writer may win more than one prize.
 The judge's decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into.

Short Story: 
Must be in English, must each be between 1000-3000 words (that does not include the title). 
Must show title & story only, must not show writer’s name or any other identifying marks on submitted stories - 
Please note, stories submitted with the writer's name or contact details will not be submitted to the judges.
Must be double-spaced.
Must be the original work of the entrant.
Must not have been previously broadcast or published(in print or online).
There is no limit on the number of stories submitted; no alterations accepted after submission.
Copyright remains with the author subject to Doolin Writers’ Weekend having the right to first publication;
Fees: All entries must be accompanied by submission fees of €10 per story.

Entries will not be returned, so make sure you keep a copy.