Winter Writing Residency Award 2020

** The WWR will be back in 2021**

Congratulations to the 2020 Winners Angela T Carr & Madeline Beach Carey.

Greywood Arts is delighted to announce the third annual Winter Writing Residency Award, a competition to win a one-week residency in January or February 2020.


Writers of poetry and any genre of fiction are invited to apply. Two authors will be awarded cosy self-catering accommodation and private work space overlooking the Dissour River. At the end of each residency Greywood Arts will host an intimate reading in our library where writers can share their work. Greywood Arts will host one communal meal with all artists-in-residence that week.

Prize: One-week self-catering residency, a communal meal hosted by Greywood Arts, and a reading in the Greywood Arts library. Winning writers are invited to contribute to the summer 2020 issue of Crossing the Dissour, our online journal about creative process.


2020 Available dates: 

  • January 12-18
  • January 19-25
  • January 26 – February 1
  • February 2-8
  • February 9-15

Submission requirements: 

  • Must be new work completed within the last 18 months. 
  • Fiction Word Limit: 3,000 words
    Complete works are preferred, but excerpts from novels are accepted.
  • Poetry – maximum 3 poems
  • Submissions will be read blind by the selection panel. Please label your PDF or Word file with your name, but do not include your name within the document itself.
  • Submission fee: 12€ payable by Paypal
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APPLY: Make your submission online here

  • Deadline: October 6th, 2019 23:59 GMT
  • Notification: October 21st, 2019

Questions? Contact us at
If you cannot access the online application, you can find a PDF version here that can be emailed to 

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Greywood Arts is a multidisciplinary artists’ residency space in a Georgian home in Killeagh, Co. Cork, Ireland. Recently renovated for modern comfort, the 1767 building has a rich history. Initially built by a tenant of the English aristocracy, the house later became an RIC Barrack, a sawmill, and a guesthouse. Situated on just over an acre alongside the River Dissour, the house provides a quiet retreat. Its village centre location allows convenient access to local amenities and is adjacent to Glenbower Wood.

The fine print:

  • One entry per author.
  • The competition is only open to first-time residents at Greywood Arts. However, if you have applied and were not accepted we hope you will submit again. 
  • Travel expenses are the responsibility of the writer, however we can arrange transportation between Cork City and Killeagh.

2019 Recipients: 

2018 Recipients: