Munster Literature Centre
Ionad Litríochta an Deisceart


Channel Magazine to Begin Publishing Irish-language Work 

Is cúis áthais dúinn a fhógairt go bhfuil Channel ag glacadh le saothar trí Ghaeilge don ochtú eagrán, faoi cheannasaíocht Aisling Ní Choibheanaigh Nic Eoin, agus le maoiniú ón gCiste Tionscadal, Foras na Gaeilge.

Is féidir leat do chuid oibre a chur isteach roimh an sprioc-dháta, ag meán oíche (Am Caighdeánach Éireannach) ar an 11 Meitheamh 2023, le deis eile do shaothair a chur isteach don naoú eagrán níos déanaí sa samhradh.

Beidh an obair lena nglactar foilsithe i struchtúr dátheangach, trí Ghaeilge, agus le aistriúchán Béarla curtha ar fáil ag an t-Eagarthóir Gaeilge, le cead an údair, roimh fhoilsitheoireacht.

Fingal Poetry Prize and An Fiach Dubh Competitions

The Fingal Poetry Prize and An Fiach Dubh Competitions 2023 are open to national and international writers. Entries can be made online from May 1st and will close at midnight on June 30th, 2023. We welcome entries from people of all ages and all levels of writing experience. The winners of each competition will receive €500 with awards of €300 and €200 for 2nd and 3rd place. Winning poets will be invited to an awards ceremony in Skerries on September 16th as part of this year’s Fingal Poetry Festival.

The Foyle Young Poets Award

The Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award is one of the biggest and most established prizes for young people aged 11 – 17 in the world. All entries are free and poems can be on any theme, and of any length. Prizes include books, mentoring and more. This year’s Award will be judged by award-winning poets Jonathan Edwards and Jane Yeh.

If you’re an aspiring writer, enter your poems to the competition at by 31 July 2023.

New Irish Writing

Appearing in the Irish Independent on the last Saturday of each month, New Irish Writing is an opportunity open to writers who are Irish or resident of Ireland.

Stories submitted should not exceed 2,000 words. Up to four poems may be submitted. There is no entry fee. Writers whose work is selected will receive €120 for fiction and €60 for poetry. You can email your entry, preferably as a Word document, to

Please make sure to include your name, address and contact number, as well as a brief biographical paragraph. Only writers who have yet to publish their first book can be considered.