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Write by The Sea is delighted to announce the 2020 Writing Competition Shortlist for our three categories: Poetry, Memoir, and Short Story. Congratulations to all who have made it to the shortlist.

Note: We received almost 300 competition entries and multiple entries had the same titles (for example “Waves”).  We have already emailed all 20 of the writers shortlisted below to advise them of their success.  The standard of entries this year was particularly high so if we haven’t been in touch with you directly do keep on writing and perhaps you will be one of our 2021 winners.

POETRY
The Strand
Tsunami
Sea Journey
The Savage Sea
Maritime History
Fitted Bedsheet Beaches
What the Waves Brought
Sea Dreams

MEMOIR
Na Scealga
Strangers In the Atlantic
No Going Back
On Swimming
Waves

SHORT STORY
Leaving Mandalay
I am a Mermaid
Night Swimmer
North Sea Goose Chase
The Last Walk
Calm Waters
Something Somewhere Someone Loved

Our Writing Competition attracted record entries this year and we are offering our biggest prize fund ever.  Two category winners will be presented with a cash prize of €250 and the overall winner will receive the top cash prize of €500. All three winners will receive a beautiful hand-crafted WBTS 2020 Writing Competition trophy.  We will bring you the exciting news of the winning entries as soon as they are announced and we will publish all three winning pieces here on the Write By The Sea website.

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