The An Post Writing Prize
Winner unveiled for ‘New Voices: The An Post Writing Prize’ in association with the An Post Irish Book Awards
Valeriia Shmyrova, The Border
The new writing competition was introduced as part of An Post’s extended sponsorship of the Irish Book Awards until 2025. Irish based Ukrainian writers aged 16+ were invited to compose a new and original short story, essay, or poem, in either English or Ukrainian, describing their
experiences of flight and exile in no more than 1,000 words.
Over 100 entries were received, and six authors have now been shortlisted. They will attend the An Post Irish Book Awards ceremony at the Convention Centre, Dublin on the 22 nd November where the overall winner will be announced.
The shortlisted authors are
Writers from the Ukrainian community aged sixteen and over are invited to compose a new and original short story, essay, or poem in no more than 1,000 words. The submitted piece must be original, i.e. not previously published elsewhere. Submissions can be in either Ukrainian or English and these can be submitted by e-mail to Writingprize@anpost.ie or in hard copy to:
New Voices: The An Post Writing Prize
PO Box 13287
Terms & Conditions
Submissions for New Voices: The An Post Writing Prize will close.
A shortlist of six entries will be announced selected by a judging panel from the Ukrainian community.
The winning entry will be announced at the An Post Irish Book Awards, chosen by a panel of distinguished Irish writers.
The winner will be presented with an official An Post Irish Book Awards trophy and a €500 voucher to use in creative writing courses at the Irish Writers Centre. The five other shortlisted authors will each receive a €100 voucher.
We would like to thank the good people of Ukrainian Action in Ireland without whose help we would not have been able to run the competition.