Friday, 5 June 2009

Sean O'Faolain Short Story Competition

The Sean O'Faolain Short Story Competition is going up market pricewise and appears to be aiming almost completely at the US writers' market. Do you know how much it costs?

Fee: €15, US $20 or £15

Prizes: €1,500, €500 and Four x €100
and all are published in the literary journal Southword.

So the prizes are paid for with 160 entries. Plus they pay the

Judge:Philip Ó Ceallaigh

a decent enough amount I hope. They don't say if the entries are preselected for him.

Max 3,000 words. Other usual conditions on the website if you want to pay their extortionate prices. Or maybe we should boycott it and present a united front. Then they'll have to have an international winner - oh yes. They probably will. Sych a cynic today.

Deadline: 31st July 2009

(approx USD $130)


Niamh B said...

Sean's daughter is talking in the Project arts centre tomorrow at 2pm, maybe we could ask her about it?

Totalfeckineejit said...

I'm with you, Kate.Impoverished(and other)writers of the world unite!