Public exposure for their work is something many writers crave, and that’s exactly what’s on offer in our three writing competitions. The attractive top prizes of hotel overnights are sponsored by The Coast Hotels in Kilmore Quay and Rosslare in Co Wexford , and winners also get to read their work at the festival and win double passes for Sunday, September 30. They will later be invited to record their winning entries for RTE Radio 1’s Seascapes programme.

There are three separate sections, Fiction Short Story, Memoir, and Poetry. In keeping with Kilmore Quay’s maritime traditions, the theme for all three is Coastlines, and entries can relate to local, national or international locations, people and situations. For entry details, closing date etc, click here>>