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Cúirt International Festival of Literature brings readers and writers together to tell stories, share new perspectives and celebrate writing in all forms. We foster a community of readers interested in the world, creating a space for conversation, debate and reflection.

CÚIRT NEW WRITING PRIZE 2023

SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW CLOSED!

Thank you for all your submissions, we are working through the huge amount of entries!

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS – JANUARY 30TH BY 5PM

The winner in each category will be awarded a  €500 cash prize and the opportunity to read at the 38th annual Cúirt International Festival of Literature which will take place in Galway between 17th – 23rd April 2023.

This year we are delighted to announce Donal Ryan as the prose judge, Seán Hewitt as the poetry judge, and Áine NÍ Ghlinn will judge the Irish poetry/prose.

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