Another woman winner for the Mitchelstown International Short Story Comp this year, with a story I chose (yippee!) to pass on to John MacKenna, the final judge.
Big congrats to Chani Anderson of Galbally, Co. Tipperary, who won the top prize with her story 'How To Avoid Mother’s Day Cards' - a very well-written story of secrets, lies and maternal sorrow.
She receives a cash prize of €2,500 and a lap-top computer.
Runner up prizes of €200.00 each have been awarded to the following entries (5 more women, you will notice. Congrats girls!):
Kathleen Murray, Cabra, Dublin 7
Irene Rose-Ledger, Glasthule, Co. Dublin
Roisin McDermott, Celbridge, Co. Kildare
Mary Lennon, Coolock, Dublin 13
Tanya Farrelly, Clondalkin, Dublin 22
Full competition details can be found at www.mitchelstownshortstoryprize.com