Submission details

Submissions are accepted by email or by post.
Opening date Thursday September 1st 2016
Closing date MondayOctober 31st 2016

Email submissions to award@wordsonthewaves.com

Post submissions to Wordsonthewaves, 6 San Antonio Park, Salthill, Galway, Ireland

When sending by post include a cover letter with your name, postal address, email address and the title(s) of your entry with a short bio.

When sending by email send your entry as an attachment in Word as a .doc file. In the body of the email include your name, postal address, the title(s) of your entry, a short bio and the Paypal transaction ID.


Short stories should be no more than 3000 words. Stories should be typed using Times Roman, 12 point, line spacing 1.5.

Use a single carriage return between paragraphs. Use a double carriage return to indicate a new section.
Do not indent paragraphs. Do not use tabs. Use single quotes for dialogue.
Proof-read your work before submitting.

The title of your story and the page number should appear as a header on each page.

Your name should not appear anywhere on your entry.


Poems may be up to 100 lines and should be typed in Times Roman, 12 point, single-spaced with a double carriage return between stanzas. Proof-read your work before submitting.

If a poem is more than one page long the title and page number should appear as a header on each page.

Your name should not appear anywhere on your entry.

Entry Fee (Note: If paying in other than euro you will be automatically billed in your own currency according to current exchange rates. There is no need for you to convert.)

1 Story €15 Subsequent stories €12

1 poem €10 Subsequent poems €8



Please note, if paying by cheque, make payable to Wordsonthestreet. You may pay in your own currency. Exchange rates can be found at www.xe.com

Because winners will be published in the 2017 WOW! Anthology all submissions must be unpublished work prior to and subsequent to entry.
Wordsonthestreet may also post winning entries on the WOW! Award website.

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