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Poems and short stories are now being accepted for the 16th Annual Golden Pen Competition and with a closing date of April the 1st time to get writing. This is a competition that has been good to local writers and I remember Gerry Willis winning it back about ten years ago. Also a number of people in the local writing groups have had poems or short stories listed in the event. The first prize is €100 for adult and €50 for students with prizes for second and third placed writers plus publication in the Festival Magazine. An entry fee of €5 (€4 or $5 UK/USA). Students pay €3 or £2. Now I would imagine that it's per item though not clear from info. No entry form is required and open theme with stories being limited to 2000 words and poems to 70 lines. Put your name and details on a separate sheet and sens your entries to: The Golden Pen, Gurteen, Ballinasloe, County Galway. Above info from the Poetry Ireland website Competitions page. Link to the right.