Entry is free
Criteria for the Creative Writing competition :
· It must tell a complete story—with a beginning, middle, and end
· It must have a setting
· It must have at least one identifiable character
· It must contain a situation/conflict and a resolution
· It cannot be a descriptive passage, a literary reflection, an essay or a poem
Please do not put name or personal contact details on the same page as the creative writing entry itself.
Cover letter accompanying entries should include:
Name, address, email address and phone number of author.
Title(s) of each entry submitted.
No alterations can be made to the entry once it has been submitted, and no entries can be returned (so please remember to keep your own copy).
The committee will select the three winning entries from a shortlist submitted to them by the Judging Panel. All decisions of the Judging Panel are final and no correspondence or discussion can be entered into regarding those decisions. Any attempt to contact the judges in regard to the competition will result in immediate disqualification.
Copyright will remain with the author, but the READ DL committee reserves the right to arrange first publication or broadcast of selected entries as it sees fit.
The 1st Prize winning author will be invited to read their selection at the READ DL Closing Ceremony
The three winning entries will be published in North West Words Magazine. Authors of the three winning entries will be invited to read their selections at a North West Words event.
Submission of an entry implies the author’s acceptance of the conditions set out above.
1st Prize €50 in book vouchers
2nd Prize €30 in book vouchers
3rd Prize €20 in book vouchers
All entries must be received by 5pm, Friday, 13th March 2015.
All entries should be sent or delivered to:
Adult Education Centre
Ard O Donnell
or sent by email to: