James Plunkett Short Story Award
Organised by the Irish Writers' Centre in partnership with
the Irish Writers' Union.
We are delighted to announce the 2013 James Plunkett Short Story Award for new and emerging writing talent. James Plunkett was known as one of Ireland's greatest social commentators, maybe most famous for his novel about the 1913 Lockout, Strumpet City. This year, we are launching a new competition for short story writers, which will give new writers a platform on which to read their work and be recognised. Nine candidates will be shortlisted, from which a winner will be chosen.
The Award will be presented on 16th October 2013 at the Irish Writers' Centre.
1st prize: €2,000
2nd prize: €1,000
3rd prize: €500
Keep an eye on the Irish Writers' Centre and Irish Writers' Union website. Details of the competition and how to enter will be online soon!
This competition is supported by the 1913 Lockout Commemoration, Dublin UNESCO City of Literature, Dublin City Council, Dublin City Libraries and ICTU.