An Post Irish Book Awards 2021

Submissions page

Submissions for the 2021 An Post Irish Book Awards are now closed

Submitted titles will be considered by the book-industry panel and the critics and reviewers panel and the composition of the shortlists will be announced in October (precise date tbc.)  Successful publishers will be notified confidentially in advance.  Due to the volume of submissions we regret that we cannot undertake to notify unsuccessful publishers. Copies of submitted titles are only required if your titles are shortlisted but NOT at the submissions stage.

The Writing.ie Short Story of the Year
is administered by Writing.ie – click here for submissions information
The Listowel Writers’ Week Irish Poem of the Year
is administered by Listowel Writers’ Week – click here for submissions information
Love Leabhar Gaeilge Irish Language Book of the Year
is administered by Love Leabhar Gaeilge – click here for submissions information


If you have any queries or problems with your submissions please contact bert@agile-ideas.com

Key dates:

Submissions close – 31st August

Shortlist Announcement – October date tbc

 An Post Irish Book Awards Gala Dinner & Awards Ceremony – 23rd November.

If public health requirements permit, the key events will be staged live.  If not, the awards will proceed on a virtual basis, same as last year.  At present, the Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony is provisionally scheduled to take place in the Convention Centre Dublin.  The team are discussing a range of options and possible outcomes with sponsors, key stakeholders and the official media partner, RTÉ and updates will be posted regularly on the website.

There will be a levy of €175 for each shortlisted title. The levy is to cover the costs of the overall project management, publicity and design, printing and distribution of the point of sale. Based on the increased exposure, there will also be a winner levy – the exact amount is still to be confirmed.