... to enter the fourth edition of ‘Wild Atlantic Writing Awards’ (WAWA) - a completely open 'free choice' one, meaning you can select whatever theme and genre you wish.
For this competition, we welcome whatever stories you decide to send in to us, as long as they are within our customary 500-word limit, in both flash fiction and creative nonfiction, with 1,000 euro in prize money.
It’s a perfect time for you to find those stories you finished some time ago and put in a digital or physical drawer or the ones you’ve started but haven't finished that sit staring at you on your desktop or are scribbled on a sheet of paper. Simply email them to us before our competition deadline of midnight Irish time, Thursday, September 30th 2021. That's next week. Multiple entries are welcome.
For flash fiction, your story or stories can be in any genre, sci-fi, crime, romance, horror, humor, thriller, fantasy, mystery, whatever you choose. It can be erotic, funny or frightening and for any audience - children, young adults and mainstream.
In creative nonfiction, your story can be memoir, profile, journalism, personal essay, food or travel writing, opinion column, any style as long as it’s non-fiction.
And to add a little spice to the mix and help focus your mind, one teeny-weeny challenge is that the title of your story MUST be 3 (three) words only, no more, no less.
We look forward to reading your work and seeing you at one of our writing retreats (you’ve worked hard enough, you deserve a treat, don’t delay, let this be the one).