Monday, 18 July 2011


The Seán Ó 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. The closing date for entries is the 31st July.

If the winner goes to Cork to collect their prize, the organisers say: "We will lavish them with hotel accommodation, meals, drinks and VIP access to the literary stars at the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Festival (14-18 September 2011)."

First Prize: €1,500 (*approx USD $2000/ GBP £1300), a week at writers' retreat Anam Cara, and publication in the literary journal Southword Journal Online.

Second Prize: €500 and publication in Southword.

Four other shortlisted entries will be selected for publication in Southword and receive a publication fee of €120.

*Currency exchange amounts via, calculated 11.04.11

For more details about how to enter, please visit here.

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