Lit Review | 122 | Banshee submissions, Cúirt International Festival of Literature & more

Welcome to this round of the Lit Review. Banshee journal, Coast to Coast Irish Issue, the Jane Martin Poetry Prize, MoJo journal, and the Sycamore Review are all open for submissions until the end of March.  Cúirt International Festival of Literature takes place in Galway in April, and the Irish Writers Centre has teamed up with the festival to send four young writers along.


Irish Writers Centre / Cúirt Young Writer Delegates Programme

The Irish Writers Centre invites ambitious young writers aged 18-26 to apply for this extraordinary opportunity to attend and contribute to Cúirt International Festival of Literature as inaugural IWC/Cúirt Young Writer Delegates.  This programme is open to writers aged 18-26 living anywhere on the island of Ireland with strong interest in writing, reading and an ambition to contribute to the Irish literary scene.  The selected four young writers will be given festival passes and accommodation (as necessary) for four days of full literary immersion in its events and activities. During this period, they will be supported by an IWC facilitator and local writer mentor to reflect on the festival and share their views via Cúirt and the IWC’s social media platforms.  Deadline 4th April, full details here.

Cuirt Festival Banshee Journal

Competitions & submission calls

Banshee submissions open

Fiction, poetry and non-fiction submissions for Banshee journal are open until 31st March.  Full submission guidelines here.

Banshee Journal
Coast to Coast – Irish Issue

Poetry submissions are welcomed from writers based on the island of Ireland until 31st March.  Full details here.

Jane Martin Poetry Prize

Submissions are open for young poets (aged 18-30) until 31st March.  Details here.

MoJo journal

Submissions are open for fiction, poetry, non-fiction and artwork until 31st March.  Submit online here.

Sycamore Review submissions

Sycamore Review calls for submissions of poetry, fiction, literary translations and art until 31st March.  Submit online here.

Cuirt Festival Banshee Journal


Cúirt International Festival of Literature

Cúirt International Festival of Literature is one of the oldest and most recognised literature festivals in Europe.  This year’s dates are 23rd-29th April.  Full details on the festival’s website.  Volunteers needed – email [email protected].

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