Red Line Book Festival

Submissions now open for the 2018 Red Line Book Festival ITT Short Story Competition

The Institute of Technology, Tallaght [Dublin, Ireland] in association with the Red Line Book Festival and South Dublin County Council are pleased to announce the opening of the ITT Short Story Competition 2018 for entries. This year's competition will be judged by award-winning author Deirdre Sullivan.

The competition is free to enter and submissions should be received via this online form by 12pm GMT on 13th August 2018. 

First Prize: €500 

Second Prize: €250 

Third Prize: €150 

International entries are welcome. Further information and the submission form are now available online at:

Announcing The Red Line Book Festival Poetry Competition 2018

South Dublin County Council is delighted to announce the opening of the 2018 Red Line Book Festival Poetry Competition. This is a hugely popular event each year which receives entries from all across Ireland! This year we are honoured to have Adam Wyeth, a renowned poet and exceptional talent, as our judge for the competition. The winners of this competition will receive the following prizes: 1st Place €300, 2nd Place €200 and 3rd Place €100. 

Download the 2018 Competition Rules here (as a word document) 
Download the 2018 Competition Application Form here (as a word document)

The closing date for entries is Friday 10th August 2018 and this year will only be accepted by email. Check out the rules above for more information. The shortlist will be announced on Friday 14th September 2018. For more information, visit the Poetry Competition page.

The programme for the 2018 Red Line Book Festival will be announced in September 2018. For a selection of images from the 2017 festival visit the @RLBFest Facebook page

The Red Line Book Festival is a celebration of all things literary; be it spoken, written, sung, played, illustrated or even just thought!

The Red Line Book Festival provides a programme of events and workshops that appeals to people of all ages and interests, from children to adults and casual readers to book worms. The line-up of events covers areas such as history, drama, poetry, music and literature. Do not be put off attending if you are not a big reader! You don't have to read to be inquisitive and that is what this festival is all about. Fuelling the imaginations of people who are eager to learn and explore new ideas and opinions.