Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Penguin/ RTE Guide Short Story Competition

This year's RTE guide short story competition is announced. Last year it was won by Geraldine Mills for ‘Pretty Bird, Why You So Sad?’Anyone read it? It doesn't seem to be available online but Geraldine is an accomplished writer.

Rules:
Work for the RTE Guide/Penguin Ireland Short Story competition should be original, unpublished and previously not broadcast.

Short stories in English of 2,000 words or less.

Entrants name and contact details (address, phone and/or email) should be on a separate page.

Deadline: 15th July 2011.

Send your entries  to:

RTE Guide/Penguin Ireland Short Story Competition
PO Box 1480,
RTE Guide,
RTE,
Donnybrook,
Dublin 4.

5 comments:

120 Socks said...

Do you know if this is open to people outside Ireland? Someone who follows my blog was asking! Thanks.

Emerging Writer said...

I really don't know. Sorry

120 Socks said...

No worries, thanks.

Fionn said...

Hi 120Socks, I was at the writers work-shop last year ( top 100 not top 10 :-( ) ; We were told that entries were received from overseas ( US & NZ I believe)
however I don't think any of the attendees of the workshop came from overseas;
and the top 10 were all Irish:
http://eimearryan.wordpress.com/2010/09/06/rte-guidepenguin-ireland-winner/

Plus it is sponsored by Penguin Ireland, and I assume they are looking for new Irish talent.
So, to be honest, I don't think it is really an international competition,
but it is free to enter, you just won't get any personal feedback unless you win.

- F

Fionn said...

Hi 120socks, I was at the writers work-shop last year ( top 100 not top 10 :-( ) ; We were told that entries were received from overseas ( US & NZ I believe)
however I don't think any of the attendees of the workshop came from overseas;
and the top 10 were all Irish:
http://eimearryan.wordpress.com/2010/09/06/rte-guidepenguin-ireland-winner/

Plus it is sponsored by Penguin Ireland, and I assume they are looking for new Irish talent.
So, to be honest, I don't think it is really an international competition,
but it is free to enter, you just won't get any personal feedback unless you win.

- F