Wednesday, 31 March 2010


Here's a new Irish short story competition with cash prizes: Twisted Tails. I'll be judging the first couple of comps (the organisers are friends of mine) and you all know I like the dark stuff.

The site says: "Twisted Tails is a competition specifically designed to satisfy our craving for stories of the ‘Tales of the Unexpected’ type. While we’re not necessarily looking for a devastating denouement, what we do hope for is to be surprised. It’s as simple as that. The surprise itself can be as gentle or as traumatic as you like – hopefully we won’t see it coming!"

Stories up to 3,000 words. 1st prize €100.

See here for entry fees, prizes etc.

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