Friday, 27 January 2012

TREVOR-BOWEN PRIZE 2012

Unknown photographer, Elizabeth Bowen, May 1953
It is certainly the season for literary competitions. Find the Trevor-Bowen details below. First prize has been upped to €3000 - that's the same as the Francis MacManus Award's pot. When I won that I brought my family on holiday to Portugal, bought a press for my wineglasses (so necessary) and  a red leather Filofax. I had a day job at the time so could afford to be splashy with the cashy. No such luck these days. I've just remembered Ita Daly was one of the judges then too :)

Anyhoo, here are the details of the Trevor-Bowen. Good luck :)

WILLIAM TREVOR / ELIZABETH BOWEN
INTERNATIONAL SHORT STORY COMPETITION 2012

FIRST PRIZE: 3,000 EURO (SPONSORED BY WILLIAM TREVOR)
2nd prize: 500 Euro
5 runners up prizes of 200 Euro each.

Mitchelstown Literary Society is pleased to announce the launch of the second William Trevor / Elizabeth Bowen International Short Story Competition.


The Society was founded to celebrate the lives and works of two of Ireland's literary greats with Mitchelstown connections. The short story competition evolved as a natural adjunct to our annual literary festival and aims to provide a competitive outlet for new and emerging writers in the short story genre. The continued support of William Trevor includes sponsoring the very generous First Prize.

Our adjudicators are both well-known short story writers and book reviewers. They will select a short list of approximately 25 stories to be passed on for final adjudication.

Drumshanbo born, Dublin resident, Ita Daly, our main adjudicator, was married to writer and editor, the late David Marcus.  Educated at UCD, Ita holds a Masters Degree in English.  She has published five novels, a collection of short stories and two children's books.  Two times winner of the Hennessy Literary Awards and an Irish Times Short Story Award winner, Ita's last novel 'Unholy Ghosts' was long listed for the Impact Award.

Details of rules, official entry form(s), payment methods etc. can be had from our official contact points indicated below.
There is entry fee of €20 per entry and the closing date for receipt of entries is last post on Friday, 30th March 2012.

The winner and runners up will be notified personally as well as results being posted to the competition website as they become available.

Entries, by post only, to:

Trevor/Bowen International Short Story Competition,         
37 Upper Cork Street,
Mitchelstown,
Co. Cork, 
Ireland.

Contact Points: Tel: 025/84969.        Email: cusackliam@eircom.net
         

2 comments:

mel u said...

On a only semi related notes-are you aware of any pictures online of Elizabeth Bowen in her younger days?

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

Hi Mel, all I can find is this 1938 portrait by Mervyn Peake. Perhaps she was camera shy?
http://www.mervynpeake.org/artist.html