Southword Literary Essay Competition

tue28febAll DaySouthword Literary Essay CompetitionInternationalCategoryEssayEntry Fee:€20 Max word count:5000 Top Prize:€1,000 and publication

Event Details

The competition is open to original, unpublished, personal essays between 2500 ‒ 5000 words. We’re looking for personal, confessional essays which border on memoir ‒ gripping essays full of memories and feelings. The best indicator of the kind of thing which interests us is what we have published in past issues; essays by Kim Addonizio, Sandra Beasley, Simon Van Booy, Carlo Geblér, Thomas Lynch, Anthony Walton, Helen Mort and Kim Moore.

All nine essays will be published over the course of 18 months (next three issues of Southword).

Essays will be judged anonymously by editor Patrick Cotter.

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