Monday 30 September 4-5pm, online: Forum 1 with the IWC Director & IWC Team 

Monday 4 November 4-5pm, online: Forum 2 

Saturday 16 November 10am-5pm, in-person: Evolution Saturday (a day of talks taking place in-person at the Irish Writers Centre on 19 Parnell Square) 

Monday 25 November 4-5pm, online: Forum 3 

Monday 13 January 4-5pm, online: Forum 4 

Monday 10 February 4-5pm, online: Forum 5 

Monday 10 March 4-5pm, online: Final Forum 

A letter of intent that includes:

  • Why you would like to be on the programme, having given thought to which supports you need and how you could benefit.
  • How you can contribute to skill-sharing forums with your peers on the scheme.
  • Statement that you are available for the monthly forums and Evolution Saturday (dates above).

· A writer’s CV (max. 2 A4 pages) that includes your birth year, postal address, Eircode and email and mobile number. Please also include publisher names and ISBNs for existing publications or evidence of future publication with ISBN(s) and a letter from publisher with future publication date as required.

· Two short samples of no more than 600 words each: one published work and one work-in-progress, ensuring that your name is not on them (these will be sent for blind readings).


Submittable is an online platform that the Irish Writers Centre uses to collect and review submissions and applications. To submit your application via Submittable, applicants will need to create a Submittable account. It’s free and easy to use but if you have any issues with Submittable, please email Applications will be acknowledged via an automatic email. If you don’t receive a confirmation of receipt within a day, please contact us to check if your application has gone through.

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