Creative Nonfiction Award

Creative Nonfiction Award

Sunday, 31 May 2020, 11.00pm

With the coronavirus outbreak causing so many difficulties, we at ‘Ireland Writing Retreat’ felt the need to support you and fellow writers worldwide at this particularly difficult time - by launching our first-ever competition, with key prizes for winners.

Welcome to the inaugural ‘Wild Atlantic Writing Awards’ (WAWA), a competition we hope will provide challenge, diversion and enjoyment for you as a wordsmith in the strange times we live in right now.

After much brainstorming, we felt our competition should reflect the nature of ‘Ireland Writing Retreat’ itself, and what we have focused on over the last five years of operation.

This led us to conclude that there should be not one, but two, separate competitions: flash fiction and creative nonfiction.

Creative Nonfiction:
To write a story of not more than 500 words on any subject – whether it be in the form of memoir, profile, literary journalism, personal essay, travel (and remember, award-winning travel articles don’t have to be about exotic destinations, it could be about your own hometown), food or any creative nonfiction category you prefer.

The winner will receive 500 euro in cash.

And an added bonus of 990 euro in value in the form of free participation* - including all excursions, by land and sea, food and drinks tastings, concerts and dance performances, and all writing workshops and author talks – at one of our retreats of your choice, either this autumn in either Paris or Donegal, or one of our retreats next year.

See link below for further details.


Published on 8 April 2020


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