Tuesday, 28 April 2009

2009 Sean O'Faoláin Short Story Comp Opens

The Seán O'Faoláin Short Story Competition is an annual short story competition dedicated to one of Ireland’s most accomplished story writers and theorists, sponsored by the Munster Literature Centre.

It offers a first prize of €1,500 (approx US$2000) and second prize of €500 (approx US$650) and publication in Southword. Four other shortlisted entries will be selected for publication in Southword and receive a fee of €100 (approx US$130). The winners will be invited to read their stories at the 2009 Frank O'Connor International Short Story Festival, Cork, Ireland in September 2009.

Judge: Philip Ó Ceallaigh, author of two short fiction collections: Notes from a Turkish Whorehouse (Penguin, 2006) and The Pleasant Light of Day (Penguin, 2009).

Closing date: 31st July 2009

Competition details and submission guidelines are available here.


Totalfeckineejit said...

1500 yoyos ? My ship has come in ;)

Uiscebot said...

Philip Ó Ceallaigh is a great writer. Dunno if he'd like my stuff, but sure I'll chance it anyway.


Total - I can hear you reading your magnum opus at the awards ceremony already! 'Once upon a time there was a man who lived in a castle in Wickla...'

Uiscebots - You never know what people will like though, do you? I like writing that I perceive as being unlike mine. PÓC might LOVE your style. Always worth a bash when the prizes are so good, I reckon.