posted 25 Jun 2014, 16:25
By a decision by the SiarScéal Festival organisers, the terms of entry for the 2014 Hanna Greally Literary Awards have been extended. The maximum length of composition for poetry submissions is now 100 lines (previously 60), while prose and short stories submissions of up to 1,000 words (previously 300) will also be accepted.
This decision has been made in response to requests received and in order to encourage the widest participation. Competition entrants should of course be aware that no particular merit will be attached to submissions solely on the basis of length of composition. Quality, not dependent on quantity, is what the judges will be looking for.
The theme for this years competition is open - entries will be accepted on any theme, topic or subject. The Ger Hanily Memorial Cup, which forms part of the Awards, will be awarded to the best entry received on the theme of Coman's Wood.
The organisers hope that this decision will provide an additional spur to authors and writers who are considering entering this year's competition, where the overall prize winner will receive a publishing package deal from The Manuscript Publisher, valued at €1,000.
Full terms and conditions of entry are available from the SiarScéal website. Closing date for entries is 5pm on Friday, 10 October. Winners will be announced at the SiarScéal Festival, which takes place on Saturday, 25 October at Roscommon Library in Roscommon Town. The full Programme of Events takes in an evening of readings, concert recitals and workshops. Make a note in your diary.