Closing Date Friday 1st May 2020 at 12:00pm.


Waterford City & County Council’s Arts Office is currently accepting entries for the Molly Keane Creative Writing Award 2020. They wish to announce that the closing date for receipt of entries has been extended to Friday 1st May 2020 and the requirement to attend a presentation ceremony is no longer necessary.

Annually since 1998, to celebrate this rich literary life, the Waterford Arts Office, by kind permission of the Keane family has invited entries for a previously unpublished short story to a maximum of 2000 words.


There is no entry fee, no age limit and no restriction on the subject matter.

A prize of €500 will be awarded to the winner.

The revised closing date for receipt of entries is Friday 1st May 2020 at 12 noon

Full details and an entry form can be downloaded by visiting & or by contacting the Arts Office on 058 41416.

Get a direct link to Entry Form by Clicking Here. 

Closing Date Friday 1st May 2020 at 12:00pm.


  1. Dear Margaret,

    My name is Peggy Dowling, currently obliged to cocoon. My entry for the Molly Keane Award was ready to be posted yesterday morning 28th April.
    However I was unable to have it posted until today, Thursday. I hope it will reach you before 12 noon tomorrow 1st May.
    if not, I would be very grateful indeed if, under the circumstance, you would
    consider accepting it should it arrive a day late. There is a chance however that it will be in time. Thank you very much in anticipation, With every good wish, Yours Sincerely Peggy Dowling

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