Submit Your Writing for The Irish Times annual Fighting Words Supplement!

Every year, Fighting Words NI and Fighting Words work together to collect work from young writers from Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland – and  submissions are now open for 2023!  


(please read in full) 

  • One prose submission per author, poets may submit two poems.  

  • Max. 1,500 words 

  • FORMAT: Times New Roman, size 12, double spaced. Please attach the email as a Word document. Please do NOT send PDF or handwritten submissions. 

Please Include in your email: 

  • Your Name 

  • Age 

  • School Name 

  • Email address 

  • Parent/Guardian Information. (Name, Phone No, and email address.) 

  • Word Count 

Submit to:  

For full submission details, go to  Fighting Words 2023 Supplement in The Irish Times - Call for Submissions from Young People! | Fighting Words

We can’t wait to read your writing!