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: 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

http://bit.ly/1nBJEXb

Doolin Short Story Competition

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

http://bit.ly/1nBJEXb

Molly Keane Creative Writing Award

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

http://bit.ly/1byGG66

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)

http://bit.ly/1g7aKmp

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.

 

About No Small Talk

We are a group of writers who have come together out of concern for the level of division and increasing hostility that has crept into the rhetoric around Brexit. We want to generate links between writers and artists in both Ireland and Britain to challenge this debasing of language and the perversions of truth which are now regular features of public discourse. Our aim is to restore positive links and connections between us all.
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