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Submissions are open for Limerick Literary Kate O Brien Manuscript Prize

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Kate O Brien Manuscript Prize is now open for submissions.

Submissions open for the inaugural Limerick Literary Festival in Honour of Kate O Brien Manuscript Prize

The deadline for receiving submissions for 2021 is Thursday July 1st .

The deadline for receiving submissions for 2021 is Thursday, July 1st .

The Limerick Literary Festival in Honour of Kate O’Brien is one of Ireland’s most vibrant and successful festivals which has been running since 1984 and it showcases in a diverse and eclectic programme the best in Irish and international contemporary literature. The Festival takes place the last weekend in February annually in Limerick City. The event continues to honour the life and works of the Limerick author while attracting prominent participants from all over the world. Building on this significant history, the Limerick Literary Festival seeks to promote Limerick nationally as a place of literary excellence and to provide a platform where readers can meet their favourite authors.


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In 2021 for the first time, the Limerick Literary Festival will offer a prize for an unpublished Irish author for the best manuscript received. For the last 7 years, the festival has awarded the Kate O’Brien Award for a debut novel from a female Irish Author and this new initiative is an exciting addition to the festival’s suite of support for emerging Irish writers of all ages.

The Kate O Brien Manuscript Prize, which has been generously supported for 5 years by Paul and Aileen Finucane, will see the winning manuscript be designed and printed in a limited 500 copy run to be launched each year at the festival.

The deadline for receiving submissions for 2021 is Thursday, July 1st with a winner to be chosen in late summer and the winning manuscript then to be sent for editing and printing in time for the 2022 festival. The Kate O Brien Manuscript Prize is open to all Irish authors who are to date unpublished and have not signed with a publishing house.

Building on this significant history, the Limerick Literary Festival seeks to promote Limerick nationally as a place of literary excellence and to provide a platform where readers can meet their favourite authors and other readers.

 

Submissions will be accepted via the festival website HERE with a €25 submission fee for each manuscript entered.

For more stories about the Limerick Literary Festival go HERE 

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