Sunday, 22 July 2007

Sean O'Faolain Short Story Competition

The 5th Annual Sean O' Faolain short story competition closes for entries soon.
Judge: Jon Boilard of San Francisco (previous winner)
Prizes: €1,500, €500 and 4x €100. All will be published in Southword.
Wordcount: Max 3,000
Fee: €10 or £10 or $15 payable to Munster Literarture Centre
Closing Date: postmarked 31st July 2007

The winners will be announced at the International Frank O'Connor Festival of the short story in Cork September 2007

address: The Munster Literature Centre, 84 Douglas Street, Cork
email: and pay with paypal on

In my opinion, this competition has a penchant for chooing gloomy, depressing but well written, literary short stories, often with a Cork or Munster bias. Caveat Emptor!

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