|Anne Enright, former winner & current judge of the Davy Byrne's Award|
Prize: €15,000 first prize, plus five runner-up prizes of €1,000
Judges: Anne Enright (winner of the inaugural Davy Byrne's Award), Yiyun Li and Jon McGregor
The competition is open to Irish citizens and to writers who are resident or were born in the thirty-two counties. Entries must consist of a previously unpublished short story written in English. The maximum word count is 15,000 words, no minimum. Only one story per entrant.
Entries must be posted/delivered to Davy Byrnes Short Story Award, c/o Dublin UNESCO City of Literature, Dublin City Libraries, 138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2, Ireland.
The deadline for receipt of entries is Monday Feb 3rd 2014. There is a €10 entry fee, payable online or by cheque/postal order.
The six short-listed writers will be announced in late May/early June 2014 and the overall winner announced in June 2014.