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Wednesday, March 13, 2013


Postcard Competition

We are delighted to be running our postcard competition again! Four winners will be selected and there will be a shared cash prize of €400. The two winning poems and two winning photographs of the competition will be turned into 2,000 beautiful postcards distributed to leading independent bookshops around the world including Dublin, London, Edinburgh, Derry, Galway, Cork, Paris, Berlin, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Melbourne, Greece, Sydney, Toronto & Vancouver. They’ll be free so people can just pick them up!
Click here to view the winning and highly commended entries from last year.
The theme of the competition is Bare Hands
Deadline March 31st
Entry fee is €5 - to enter simply click the Buy Now Paypal button at the top of our site HERE. Please include your Paypal Transaction ID in your competition entry email! Multiple submissions are allowed.
Mark the subject field as ‘Competition Entry Poetry’ and send maximum three poems of under twenty lines each within the body of an email to
Mark the subject field as ‘Competition Entry Photography’ and send maximum three photographs as jpeg attachments to and please ensure that your images are high enough quality for printing.
The two winners in each category will receive €100 each and their work will be made into 2,000 postcards sent to independent bookshops around the world for free. Four highly commended entries in each category will be published on our website and their names will appear on the printed postcards. The winners will be announced in May and the postcards will be distributed in June.
Other things to consider
The theme of the competition is Bare Hands so please make sure your work is bare hands related!
We prefer poetry that has not yet been published ;)
Best of luck - we can’t wait to see your work!
Oh and bookshops will include…
Shakespeare & Co, Paris
The Abbey Bookshop, Paris
Foyles Bookshop, London
Woolfson and Tay, London
Another Country, Berlin
St. George’s, Berlin
Atlantis Books, Santorini
Little Acorns Bookstore, Derry
Gertrude & Alice, Sydney
Sappho Books, Melbourne
Collected Works, Melbourne
City Lights, San Francisco
Moe’s Books, San Francisco
The Last Bookstore, LA
Skylight Books, LA
The Strand, New York
Greenlight Bookstore, New York
The Edinburgh Bookshop, Edinburgh
Type Books, Toronto
McLeod’s, Vancouver
The Winding Stair, Dublin
Charlie Byrne’s, Galway
Vibes & Scribes, Cork
And more to be announced!!

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