Jack Harte Bursary

Announcing the third year of the Jack Harte Bursary awarded by the Irish Writers Centre in association with the Tyrone Guthrie Centre The Irish Writers Centre and the Tyrone Guthrie Centre at Annaghmakerrig have come together again to offer a two-week fully resourced Writer-in-Residence Bursary to take place in spring 2017. The award is named in honour of Jack Harte, founder of the Irish Writers Centre, in celebration and acknowledgement of his contribution to Irish literature. Liz Nugent and Sarah Moore Fitzgerald have previously received this award.

Who Can Apply

This is an open call to writers resident on the island of Ireland with a proven track record and at least one book of fiction or short stories published by a recognised publisher. Priority will be given to works of fiction.

How to Apply

Applications are accepted by email only to Please include:

  1. A cover letter including your personal details and statement of artistic intent, clearly and concisely outlining the project you would like to focus on during your time at Annaghmakerrig.
  2. An updated Curriculum Vitae (max. two A4 pages) including publications with ISBNs.
  3. Clearly labelled samples of recent work. We are looking for three short samples from different works (up to 300 words), plus a sample from the work-in-progress that you proposed to focus on during the residency (up to 1,000 words).
  4. Any relevant information on your proposed project such as written excerpts, photos, research information, etc.

Note Please compile all relevant documentation into a single Word doc or PDF attachment. 

Application Deadline

23 Friday September, 2016 at 5pm.

No late applications will be considered. Applications will be acknowledged by email on receipt.

Selection Process

Applications go before a selection committee of the Board of the Irish Writers Centre and a nominee of the Tyrone Guthrie Centre. The panel will select from eligible applications only, so please ensure to read the criteria carefully and to observe the sample word counts requested. The successful applicant will be notified by letter no later than Monday 7 November, 2016. The recipient of the bursary will be publicly announced at a celebration event on Thursday 8 December, 2016 at the Irish Writers Centre. 

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