Hungry Hill Writing was originally established for writers on the Beara peninsula in Ireland. Our competitions and readership now have an international following, and we welcome contact with anyone who is interested in the kinds of writing that can be found in our Online Anthology. If you are interested in contributing, please see our submissions page. Feedback is also welcome via the Contact Us page.
For those interested in meeting others on Beara who write, or want to write, there are active writers' groups, such as our regular open poetry sessions on the last Friday of the month in Castletownbere. For details, see here, or you can contact us for more information. We also organise readings, courses and workshops from time to time; see our Events & Information page for the latest information.
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Conditions of entry
1. Poems must be on any theme related to the sea.
2. Closing date for entry is 11 August 2016.
3. There will be a first prize of €500, a second prize of one week’s retreat accommodation at
The Creativity Cabin on the Beara peninsula, and a third prize of €100
4. Winning and shortlisted poems will be featured at the Wild Atlantic Words Poetry Festival in
Castletownbere, County Cork, on the 1st October 2016 and published in a printed anthology and/or
on the Hungry Hill Writing website.
5. Each poem must not exceed 40 lines, and should be typed single-spaced.
6. A fee of €10 is payable per entry ( each entry can be up to three poems. ) You may submit as
many entries as you wish.
7. Payment should be made via the PayPal button at the bottom of this page.
8. Each entry should be submitted by filling out the entry form here, filling in all sections, and
pasting the poem into the relevent box provided. ) Entries sent any other way cannot
9. You may not enter for this year if you have won either of the previous two competitions.
10. Entries will be anonymised before submission for judging.
11. The judge’s decisions are final, and no feedback or critique can be offered.
12. Copyright in poems remains with the authors. Submission of an entry licenses ( but does not
oblige ) Hungry Hill Writing to publish the entry in book form and online, and to read it at a
public presentation, in connection with this and other competitions.
13. Entries should be previously unpublished in printed or online format, and should not be
currently under consideration for publication or competition elsewhere.( Note that ‘published’ for
these purposes includes publication on personal websites and blogs unless the webpage is
14. Hungry Hill Writing reserves the right to disqualify entries which are reasonably deemed
libellous or otherwise actionable under civil or criminal law. In such cases entry fees will not
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