Monday, 14 March 2011

William Trevor / Elizabeth Bowen International Short Story Competition 2011

I am a little wary of this competition. There were some strange things happened to it a couple of years ago when it was just William Trevor's name, the details escape me, but, as always, buyer beware.

It costs 20 Euro and is snailmail only.

Mitchelstown Literary Society, the organising committee, is pleased to announce that entries are now being accepted for the above Competition; this being the first under this banner.

The short listing adjudicator for the competition is Vincent McDonnell, who is a well known short story writer and has won several prestigious national competitions in recent years. He will select a short list of circa 25 stories.

The final adjudicator will be John MacKenna, whose recent book of short stories, “The River Field”, has received much critical acclaim. If competition, in any facet of life, is the act of testing oneself against, or being judged by, the best then, in this competition, that tenet certainly holds true”.

Each story should contain a maximum of 3000 words

Deadline: Friday 29th April 2011 (Last post)

The winner will receive the Prize of 2,500 Euro and a Laptop Computer. Five runners up will receive cash prizes of 200.00 Euro each.

There is an entry fee of 20.00 Euro per entry and each entry must have an official entry form attached.

Entries, by post only, to:

Trevor/Bowen International Short Story Competition,
37 Upper Cork Street, Mitchelstown, Co. Cork, Ireland


Finn said...

Is it possible to send my entry by electric mail.
I am currently unable to go outside.
Contact me on
A cheque for 20 euros will be dropped in to the office at 37 Upper Cork St
by a Friend. I am living in France.

thank you.

Finnbar Owens.

Emerging Writer said...

No point asking be Finnbar. Why don't you ask your friend to drop in your story too? You can email it him/her.