Thursday, 6 June 2013

Sean O'Faolain International Short Story Competition

Sean O'Faolain International Short Story Competition

The Seán Ó Faoláin Short Story Competition is an annual short story competition open to writers from around the world. It is dedicated to one of Ireland’s most accomplished story writers and theorists, sponsored by the Munster Literature Centre.

If the winner comes to Cork to collect their prize, we will lavish them with hotel accommodation, meals, drinks and VIP access to the literary stars at the Cork International Short Story Festival (18 - 22 September 2013).

  • First Prize: €2,000 (*approx $2602.11/£1700.04), publication in the literary journal Southword, AND a week-long residency at Anam Cara Writer's and Artist's Retreat. 
  • Second Prize: €500 and publication in Southword. 
  • Four other shortlisted entries will be selected for publication in Southword and receive a publication fee of €120.
Deadline: 31 July 2013.
  • original, unpublished and unbroadcast short stories in the English language of 3,000 words or fewer
entry fee of €15, US $20 or £15.

Judge: Joyce Russell

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