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: http://bit.ly/1mgNUAg (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
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 http://shortstoryireland.com, The Irish Writers’ Centre http://www.writerscentre.ie/ and writing.ie www.writing.ie for details of more competitions as they arise.