The Billy Roche Short Play Award


The four shortlisted plays will be performed by Enniscorthy Drama Group on 2nd November, at #WexLitFest18, where the winning play will be announced.

The Billy Roche Short Play Award


Congratulations to all longlisted writers. The Shortlist will be announced on 1 October 2018


The four shortlisted plays will be performed by Enniscorthy Drama Group, on November 2, 7pm, in Presentation Arts Centre, Enniscorthy.

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Playwrights are invited to submit plays of up to 15 minutes in length and four finalists will have their pieces performed by Enniscorthy Drama Group at this year’s festival, with a prize of €300 euro going to the overall winner.

Click below to pay €10 submission fee and then submit your entry to


Competition Entry
Wex Lit Fest Competition:

Playwrights are asked to read the guidelines below before submitting their play for consideration.

  1. Each play should have a running time of up to and including 15 minutes. As a guide, using the format: 1 page equals 1 minute of performance time
  2. Scripts should be clearly formatted: 12pt, double-spaced, Times New Roman
  3. Each script should be numbered, with the title of the play at the top of each page
  4. The playwright’s name should not appear on the script
  5. The script should not have been performed previously, or be scheduled for performance
  6. The play should not be an excerpt from a longer work
  7. The play should require no more than four actors
  8. Plays should be sent as doc (Word) or PDF, via email only. We do not accept hard copy
  9. The play should have minimal sound, tech, set requirements
  10. We do not accept adaptations
  11. Closing date for entries is 1 September 2018
  12. Each submission must be accompanied by a 10 euro entry fee paid via our online booking system