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.