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New Voices: The An Post Writing Prize


 
As part of the 2023 Irish Book Awards sponsorship agreement, An Post have launched a new writing competition called ‘New Voices: The An Post Writing Prize’.

This year, writers from the Ukrainian community aged sixteen and over are invited to compose a new and original short story, essay, or poem describing their experiences of flight and exile in not more than 1,000 words. The submitted piece must be original i.e. not previously published elsewhere. Submissions can be in either Ukrainian or English and these can be submitted by e-mail to Writingprize@anpost.ie or in hard copy to:

New Voices: The An Post Writing Prize
PO Box 13287
Freepost FDN7461
Dublin 1


The winner will be announced at the An Post Irish Book Awards Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony in the Convention Centre Dublin on November 22nd.

Competition Prizes

The shortlistees will be invited to the An Post Irish Book Awards Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony at The Convention Centre Dublin on the night of November 22nd 2023 to receive the prize.

The winner will recieve an An Post Irish Book Awards trophy plus a voucher for creative writing courses at The Irish Writers' Centre. The other five shortlistees will also receive vouchers.

Key Dates

  • October 6th Submissions for New Voices: The An Post Writing Prize will close.
  • 19th October A shortlist of six entries will be announced selected by a judging panel from the Ukrainian community.
  • 22nd November The winning entry will be announced at the An Post Irish Book Awards, chosen by a panel of distinguished Irish writers.
Please see competition terms and conditions.
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