Wednesday, 16 January 2013


Doolin Short Story Competition 

The Irish Writers' Centre in association with Hotel Doolin is delighted to announce the launch of DOOLIN SHORT STORY COMPETITION 2013.

Prize fund: €1,000 for first place and second/third of €600/€400. Entries can be on any theme and should be no longer than 3,000 words. The fee is €7 and closing date for entries is Monday 8th April, 5pm. Winners will be announced at the inaugural Doolin Writer's Weekend on 24th - 26th May 2013.

John McKenna is this year's judge: acclaimed author of seventeen books including short-stories, novels, memoir, history and biography. He is a winner of the Irish Times Fiction Award; the C Day Lewis Award; the Hennessy New Irish Writing Award and his most recent novel, The Space Between Us, was short-listed for the Kerry Book of the Year Award.

All three winning entries will feature on the Irish Writers' Centre website and the story placed first will also appear in print in The Clare People.

If you have any queries, please contact:
June Caldwell,
Irish Writers' Centre
19 Parnell Square
Dublin 1
Tel: 01-8721302

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