Writing Competitions



The following websites provide a comprehensive round up of competitions for fiction and poetry in Ireland and internationally.


Irish Writers Centre
Ireland’s national resource centre for literature, the Irish Writers Centre competitions page includes writing competitions for fiction and poetry.


Poetry Ireland
The national organisation for poetry in Ireland, Poetry Ireland provides a comprehensive list of poetry submission and competition opportunities in Ireland and further afield.


Almond Press
A Curated List of Creative Writing Competitions.


An excellent resource for writers with updated writing opportunities and competitions for writers of every hue.


CreativeWriting.ie provides an interesting mix of poetry and fiction competitions.


Aerogramme Writers’ Studio
Aerogramme Writers’  Studio provides an excellent resource for writing competitions across the world.


A Dreaming Skin
Run by Dublin-based poet Angela T. Carr, this blog provides a monthly updated list of writing competitions and submission deadlines in Ireland and abroad.


If you have suggestions for other writing competition resources to include on this page please let us know at info@wordsireland.ie and we can include them here. Thank you.