Myself and Vincent McDonnell have concluded our adjudication of the entries received for The Mitchelstown Short Story Prize and the short list of 10 stories has been passed on to the final judge, John MacKenna. The organisers expect to publish the name of the winner, and the 5 runners up, on or before 31st March 2009.
The winner will receive the Cork County Council Library Services Prize of €2,500 and a laptop, sponsored by The Mouse Pad, Mitchelstown.
It's fun for me to see the names on the shortlist for the first time and here they are, congrats to them all:
Adam Chaney, Utah, U.S.A.
Chani Anderson, Galbally, Co. Tipperary
Kathleen Murray, Cabra, Dublin 7
Olivia Rana, Malone Road, Belfast
Irene Rose-Ledger, Glasthule, Co. Dublin
Róisín McDermott, Celbridge, Co. Kildare
Margaret Irish, Kilkenny City
Mary Lennon, Coolock, Dublin 13
Micheál O’Siocháin, Charleville, Co. Cork
Tanya Farrelly, Clondalkin, Dublin 22
Competition site here