Monday, July 23, 2012

Call for Submissions: THE 2012 SEÁN Ó FAOLÁIN INTERNATIONAL SHORT STORY CONTEST

Yesterday I received an e-mail from Jennifer Matthews of Cork City, Ireland. Jennifer asked me to share information about a short story contest sponsored by the Munster Literature Centre.

Here is what I found on the center's website:

The Seán Ó Faoláin Short Story Competition is an annual short story competition open to writers from around the world. It is dedicated to one of Ireland’s most accomplished story writers and theorists, sponsored by the Munster Literature Centre. If the winner comes to Cork to collect their prize, they will be lavished with hotel accommodation, meals, drinks and VIP access to the literary stars at the Cork International Short Story Festival (September 2012).

First Prize: €2,000 (*approx $2690.82/ £1685.27), publication in the literary journal Southword,
AND a week-long residency at
Anam Cara Writer's and Artist's Retreat.

Second Prize: €500 and publication in Southword.

Four other shortlisted entries will be selected for publication in Southword and receive a publication fee of €120.

 Note: If the winner is from outside Ireland, the amount paid will be the equivalent of €2,000, subject to market changes as determined by the bank in September 2012.
Submission deadline: 31 July, 2012

Word Limit: 3,000

Entry fee:  €15, US $20 or £15


Good luck if you enter!

9 comments:

  1. I wonder if women of Irish descent have an advantage over other writers?

    I'm suspicious...

    Seriously, thanks for the link. I'm not a storyteller, but I'll think about it.

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    1. Hi Sioux,

      That would be nice, but I doubt it. The judging is blind.

      I'm thinking about entering. At $20, the entry fee is a bit steep, but I might give it a shot--if I can get a story together by the deadline.

      Donna

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  2. What an awesome contest and prizes! Thanks for sharing, Donna, but I doubt if I'll come up with anything!

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  3. Donna, first the Erma contest and next the Irish one. A tip of the hat to you lassie. I can see you jetting to your homeland. Thanks for this info.

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  4. Hi Becky,
    It is a short deadline.

    Hi Linda,
    It would be nice . . .

    Donna

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  5. Donna, thank so much for this info! Have a good rest of the week!

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  6. Sounds like a great contest. I'd gladly spend all the prize money on a trip to Ireland.

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  7. Hi Karen,
    You are welcome.

    Hi Tammy,
    You should enter!

    donna

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  8. Going to Ireland is on my Bucket List. I have a poem about an Irish lass that I've wanted to find the right venue for. I'll have to check out the guidelines. I'd be so happy if you win the trip! Even happier if I do! haha

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