Allingham Festival Flash Fiction and Poetry Competitions

The 2023 Allingham Festival Flash Fiction and Poetry Competitions are now open! This year’s entry period runs from June to September 22.

International entries are welcome! Winning entries in recent years have been crafted by writers in Canada, Australia and Dubai.

Kate Newmann. poet and Co-Director of Summer Palace Press, will judge the 2023 poetry entries. Novelist  and short-story writer Alan McMonagle (Ithaca, Laura Cassidy’s Walk of Fame) will judge the flash fiction entries. The Poetty and Flash Fiction Awards Ceremony is scheduled to be webcast on Friday, Nov 10.

This year’s submission deadline is 22 September 2023 for both on-line and postal entries. First Prize in both Flash Fiction and Poetry is €300. Full competition rules and details are posted on the Allingham Festival Website

The 2023 Allingham Festival will take place in Ballyshannon from November 8-12. Festival guests will include novelist Liz Nugent, broadcaster-broadcaster Sinead Crowley, soprano Regina Nathan, children’s author Shane Hegarty, actor Sean McGinley and author / Sunday Miscellany favourite Olive Travers.

For additional information contact:

Tom Sigafoos, PRO / Poetry and Flash Fiction Competitions Manager

Allingham Arts Association

087 946 0584

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