Monday, 18 April 2011

Canon Sheehan Short Story Competition

Here is, it seems, a brand new short story competition from the Doneraile Literary & Arts Festival in Cork, with a prize of €1000 for a 2000 word story. €2 a word. Not bad if you can get it. Canon Sheehan was a Cork-born priest who also wrote novels and poetry. (It's always nice to see a new comp with decent prize money. Don't them Corkonians do a lot for the short story?! Fair play to them...)

Conditions of Entry
  • The competition is open to people aged 18 or over
  • Stories must not be more than 2000 words. The stories may be on any subject
  • The story must be fictional
  • Entries to be submitted with a fee of 10 Euros. Please do not send cash. Cheques/postal orders to be made out to Doneraile Literary & Arts Festival
  • Stories must be typed on A4 paper. No handwritten entries will be accepted
  • Entrants may submit only one short story for the competition. Stories must be the original work of the author. Stories must not have been previously published or accepted for future publication elsewhere.
  • Copyright of each story will remain with the author but Doneraile Literary & Arts Festival Committee reserve the right to publish the story on their website to highlight the authors work
  • All entries must be accompanied by an entry form. The name of the entrant must not appear on the story itself.
  • The Judges decision is final.
  • Closing date for receipt of applications is June 1st 2011
  • Please forward your entries FAO Diarmuid Hudner, Doneraile Literary & Arts Festival,  Castlesaffron Lodge, Creagh Castle, Doneraile Co. Cork. For further information please contact Diarmuid Hudner, Festival Committee Chairman : email
  • Entry form here.

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