RED LINE BOOK FESTIVAL

Red Line Book Festival

The ITT Short Story Competition 2017 

The short story competition, run in conjunction with South Dublin County Council and in association with the Redline Festival, is now open for submissions.


It is the intention of the organisers that the winning and short listed entries will be published in an anthology or other format. Non prize winning entries will receive no remuneration.

All entries must be in short story format – a short work of fiction. There is no restriction on theme or style, the only requirement is that the story should stir the readers spirit! The work should be completely the entrants own, written in English, original and unpublished.


Entries should be between 1,500 and 2,000 words in length – Falsification of information and/or identity, plagiarism, racial discrimination and bigotry will see entries disqualified. 

Contest Prizes:

  1. First Prize:         €500
  2. Second Prize:   €250
  3. Third Prize:        €150

Full entry criteria and submission forms can be found here

The Anthology of 2016 shortlisted entries  - Together: an anthology: 10 Short listed stories from the IT Tallaght Short Story Competition, 2016: Volume 1 - has just been published and is available to buy online

South Dublin Libraries Poetry Competition NOW OPEN for Submissions!


South Dublin County Council is delighted to announce the opening of the annual 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 Mary O’Donnell, a renowned poet and novelist of exceptional talent, as our judge for the competition. For more information on the rules of the competition and how you can enter click here. Closing date is Friday 11th August. We look forward to your submissions! 

The Red Line Book Festival 2017: Call for Submissions


The Call for Submissions from writers & poets to participate in the literary strand of this year's festival is now closed. Many thanks to all the applicants and best of luck with your entries!


Poetry Competition 2016

And we have our winners!

Firstly, we would like to thank all the poets that entered our competition and our exceptional judge Mr Michael O'Loughlin for sharing his time and expertise to judge the entries. We would now like to congratulate our 10 shortlisted poets and give an extra special congrats to our 3 winners who were announced at our Awards Ceremony on Thursday night.

1st Place: Kathryn Burke
2nd Place: Aisling Ní Chionnaoith
3rd Place: Padhraig Nolan