Submissions open for the 2019 Red Line Book Festival Poetry Competition

11 Jun, 2019

Submissions open for the 2019 Red Line Book Festival Poetry Competition

Submissions are now being accepted for the 2019 Red Line Book Festival Poetry Competition.

Red Line Book Festival are calling on aspiring poets to submit their work for the 2019 Red Line Book Festival poetry competition.

Now in its seventh year, the prestigious competition attracts hundreds of entries from all across the island of Ireland annually. The 2018 winner was Linda McKenna for her poem Unsettled.

The winning poet will win a cash prize of €300. There is also a cash prize of €200 for second place and €100 for third place. Shortlisted poets will be invited to read their poem as part of the 2019 Red Line Book Festival, which runs 7th - 13th October.

This year, Red Line Book Festival are honoured to have Nell Regan, an award-winning poet, non-fiction writer and translator, to judge the competition entries.

The closing date for entries is Friday 23rd August 2019 and entries will only be accepted by email. The shortlist will be announced on Friday 20th September 2019, with the winner announced during this year’s Red Line Book Festival.

The 2019 Red Line Book Festival Poetry Competition rules can be downloaded here.

The 2019 Red Line Book Festival Poetry Competition application form can be downloaded here.

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THE RED LINE BOOK FESTIVAL is an initiative of South Dublin County Council. Held in October each year, the festival celebrates the very best in local, national and international writing. Taking place in venues across South County Dublin, the Red Line Book Festival provides a programme of events and workshops that appeals to people of all ages and interests, from children to adults, casual readers to bookworms. The 2019 festival runs October 7th - 13th. http://www.redlinebookfestival.ie

NELL REGAN is a poet and non-fiction writer based in Dublin. She was awarded the 2016 Patrick and Katherine Fellowship following the publication of her third collection One Still Thing (Enitharmon Press, London) She has also been a Fellow at the International Writing Programme, Iowa. A biography Helena Molony: A Radical Life, 1883- 1967 (Arlen House ) was an Irish Independent Book of the Year 2017. She has just published translations of Micheál Mac Liammóir’s Irish language poetry and is working on her fourth collection. She works as a freelance educator and curator.