Thursday, 16 January 2014

Cork County Library and Arts Service Short Story Competition 2014

Cork County Library and Arts Service Short Story Competition 2014

Conditions of Entry

·        Stories must be less than 2,000 words.

·        All entrants must be 18 or over

·        All entrants must be a current registered library member in any public library.

·        Stories must be the original work of the author.

·        Stories must not have been previously published or, accepted for future publication elsewhere.

·        Stories must be typed on A4 paper.   No handwritten entries will be accepted.

Further Information

·        All entries must be accompanied by an entry form. The name of the entrant must not appear on the story itself.

·        20 stories will be shortlisted for publication and a winner selected by a panel of judges
including Dave Lordan, Vincent McDonnell and Billy O’Callaghan 
·        The winner’s prize will be attendance and accommodation on a week long writing workshop at the West Cork Literary Festival 2014 in Bantry plus accommodation

·        Copyright of each story will remain with the author; however Cork County Library and Art Service reserves the right to publication in print or electronic format and/or broadcast of shortlisted stories

·        Submission of a story deems acceptance of each of the above conditions

·        The Judges decision is final

Entries may be submitted at any branch of Cork County Library, by post to Arts Office, Cork County Council, County Hall or email to
The closing date for receipt of entries is Friday 14th February , 2014

Cork County Library and Art Service

Short Story Competition 2014

      Entry Form

Name of entrant:______________________________________

Address of entrant:____________________________________



Email Address_______________________________________

Title of Short story:____________________________________

Library of which you are a member:______________________



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