Cross a new (short story) threshold

Here’s something a little different, as competitions go: THRESHOLDS, the short story forum, has opened its third feature writing competition.   Features with a focus on short stories, that is. How many of us love to read, write and talk about short stories – and here, THRESHOLD have offered an open challenge: to put manners on some of that enthusiasm.  Who’s up for it?

For more info, go to:   (Deadline 2nd April 2014)

15th February: I’ve been asked to add info about other current competitions.  Full details of rules, eligibility etc are available on each website:

Bryan MacMahon Short Story Award (Listowel Writers’ Week)

Short story. Max 3000 words. Entry fee: €10 Prize: €2000 Deadline: 1st March

Doolin Short Story Competition

Short Story. Max 3000 words. Entry Fee: €10 Prize: €1000 Deadline: 3rd March

Molly Keane Creative Writing Award

Short Story. Max 2000 words.   Entry Fee: None  Prize: €500  Deadline: 14th March

Bridport Prize

Short Story. Max 5000 words.  Entry fee: £9 stg 1st Prize: £5000 Deadline: 31 May

(Bridport also runs competitions for poetry and flash fiction, see website)

Keep an eye on the Short Story Ireland website, The Irish Writers’ Centre  and  for details of more competitions as they arise.


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