An Post Irish Book Awards 2023


Submissions for the 2023 awards are now closed.

Eligibility Criteria 

Submitted titles will be considered by the book-industry panel and the critics and reviewers panel and the composition of the shortlists will be announced 19th October. Successful publishers will be notified confidentially in advance.  Due to the volume of submissions we regret that we cannot undertake to notify unsuccessful publishers. Copies of submitted titles are only required if your titles are shortlisted but NOT at the submissions stage.

The categories below are administered by external partners:

The Short Story of the Year is administered by – please click here for submission information.
The Listowel Writers’ Week Irish Poem of the Year is administered by Listowel Writers’ Week – please click here for submission information,
The Foras na Gaeilge Irish Language Fiction Book of the Year is administered by Foras na Gaeilge – please click here for submission information,

If you have any queries or problems with your submissions please contact
Key dates:

Submissions close – 31st July

Shortlist Announcement – 19th October

 An Post Irish Book Awards Gala Dinner & Awards Ceremony – 22nd November.

There will be a levy of €195 for each shortlisted title. The levy is to cover the costs of the overall project management, publicity and design, printing and distribution of the point of sale. Based on the increased exposure, there will also be a winner levy – the exact amount is still to be confirmed.

The number of submissions for each category will confirm which awards are actually presented.

Do you have Multiple Submissions?

To submit titles, please either fill in the online form below or if you are submitting multiple titles you can download the excel file – please fill in the excel and email to