Munster Literature Centre
Ionad Litríochta an Deisceart


Young Writer Delegates

deadline 3rd april 2024

Calling Ambitious writers aged 18-26.

Applications are now open for Irish Writers Centre/Belfast Book Festival Young Writer Delegates 2024. The Irish Writers Centre are inviting young writers aged 18-26 (living on the island of Ireland) to apply for this extraordinary opportunity to attend and contribute to Belfast Book Festival 2024. Deadline for applications is April 3, 2024.

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New Irish Writing

ongoing submissions

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.