Tuesday, 22 July 2008

LAST CHANCE - WIN €1500 FOR A STORY



This is my last reminder to you before the 31ST JULY deadline for the Seán Ó Faoláin Short Story Prize, run by the Munster Literature Centre, judged this year by me.
See here.

Win €1500 first prize and publication in Southword and get your work read by Lucy Luck, UK Literary Agent to writers such as Catherine O'Flynn and Kevin Barry.

Second Prize is €500 and publication in Southword.

Four other shortlisted entries will be selected for publication in Southword and receive a fee of €100.

I am off to Dublin to talk to some American writing students about the writing life. And for the week-end my best pal and me are going to Sligo to take part in the Strandhill Summer Fest - a week-end long writing workshop. Should be fun!

p.s. The first person to guess the significance of the picture of the seagull accompanying this post wins a signed copy of Tattoo : Tatú!

16 comments:

Tania Hershman said...

Well, I have a wonderful signed copy, but I say the significance is that the pic is where you got the name of your blog from! I was wondering about that...

Have a fabulous week, hope you get loads more entries for the comp.

Tania xx

on a small island said...

"p.s. The first person to guess the significance of the accompanying pic wins a signed copy of Tattoo : Tatú! "

Is it Chekhov's The Seagull? He being a fabulous Short Story writer and all?

on a small island said...

Oh no - I got it!!

It's Seán O'Faoláin's "Bird Alone", isn't it?

Frances said...

Is it your birthday?

Women Rule Writer said...

Sorry, gals, all wrong!
Though you were on the right track with the first guess, Small Island.

I'll give a clue later if you are all still stumped.

Tania - I meant the pic with this blog entry. But 'Women Rule' came from a word collage I made ages ago (blog pic) and I just lifted it randomly, adding 'Writer' from my noticeboard when I named my blog.

Women Rule Writer said...

Hi Frances. Nope, not my birthday.

on a small island said...

Jonathon Livingstone Seagull?

Women Rule Writer said...

No, Small Island. Oh God, this is probably too obscure.

OK, the clue is in the name of the competition: Seán O Faoláin...

on a small island said...

Oh god yes - faoláin is the Irish for seagull

I'm so dense sometimes

Women Rule Writer said...

Yay!!
I knew you'd get there! So, contact me through the contact page on my website
www.nualanichonchuir.com
to give me your address and I'll post on your prize.
Well done!

on a small island said...

Yay - thank you!!

So looking forward to reading it
Thanks

Tania Hershman said...

oops, when I read your blog post there was no pic! Sorry for being an idiot. I would never have guessed it either....Well done to On a Small Island!

Women Rule Writer said...

Hey T, I guess it was only going to make sense to Irish people. Sorry to all the non Irish speakers. I'll do a different competition anon for another book.
WRW

Frances said...

well now i know that faoláin means seagull - so thank you!

BarbaraS said...

You learn something new every day! My goodness!

Women Rule Writer said...

Before the Celtophiles dance on my head, I must point out that I am aware that 'Faoláin' the name and 'faoileán' meaning seagull, are spelt and pronounced slightly differently.