Wild Atlantic Writing Awards (WAWA)

Buoyed by a sense of freedom and renewal here in northwestern Ireland with Covid restrictions being lifted, we’ve decided the next edition of our ‘Wild Atlantic Writing Awards’ (WAWA) should be completely open, meaning you can choose whatever theme you wish. 

We welcome whatever stories you decide to send to us ...

...as long as it is within our customary 500-word limit... 

...either flash fiction or creative nonfiction...

...with 1,000 euro in prize money.

 

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.

Deadline for submissions: Thursday, September 30th, 2021.  

Flash Fiction Award

This category is open to all genres – sci-fi, crime, romance, horror, humor, thriller, fantasy, mystery, whatever tickles you and your Muse’s fancy - with no restrictions on the theme.

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.

 

Maximum length 500 words (please be mindful of this requirement, even one word over the limit can disqualify your entry). Maximum length does not include the title.

 

PRIZE - The winner will receive 500 euro in cash.

 

The top ten finalists will receive special ‘Ireland Writing Retreat’ certificates, plus the chance to have their stories published on our website with photographs and relevant back links.

Creative Nonfiction Award

 

Your story in this category can be in the form of memoir, profile, literary journalism, personal essay, food, travel (and remember, award-winning travel articles don't have to be about exotic destinations, it could be about your own hometown), or any creative nonfiction category you prefer. 

Maximum length 500 words (not including the title) with no restrictions on the theme.

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.

PRIZE - The winner will receive 500 euro in cash. The top ten finalists will receive special ‘Ireland Writing Retreat’ certificates, plus the chance to have their stories published on our website with photographs and relevant back links.