Monday, 9 September 2013

Davy Byrnes Short Story Competition 2014

Davy Byrnes Short Story Award 2014

It's back! We are delighted to announce the return of Ireland's biggest short story competition. €15,000 for the best short story plus five runner-up prizes of €1,000.
And we are thrilled to announce the Competition Judges: Anne Enright, Yiyun Li and Jon McGregor.

—The competition is open to Irish citizens and to residents of the thirty-two counties. Entries must consist of a previously unpublished short story written in English. The maximum word count is 15,000 words, no minimum. Only one story per entrant.

—A full set of rules and entry forms will be made available in advance of the competition being open for entries in December.

—The deadline for receipt of entries is Monday Feb 3rd 2014. There will be a €10 entry fee.

—The six short-listed writers will be announced in late May/early June 2014 and the overall winner announced in June 2014.
This award is sponsored by Davy Byrnes and organised by The Stinging Fly in association with Dublin UNESCO City of Literature.


  1. Oh boy I wish I were Irish! That's a massive prize!

  2. Hi Susan, Yes a very generous prize and the competition is fierce!
    Its one of the few Irish competitions that's not open internationally.