A great short story must echo in the reader's mind for a long time - it must compel him to pursue all its implications and question all possible outcomes.
In a novel there is scope to spell things out and in effect to tie up all loose ends, but in a quality short story, little must be said yet everything implied.
Rules and Conditions:
Maximum length of story is 2,500 words
Name and address must not appear on story
All work must be unpublished
Entry Fee: £5.00 (Sterling), €7.00 (Euro) or or $10.00 (U.S. Dollars) per story.
Three stories may be submitted for the price of two.
Bill Naughton Short Story Competition,
Box No 2011,
Co. Mayo, Ireland.
Closing Date: Friday 7th September 2012
Prize Money: First: € 200.00 / Second: €130.00 / Third: € 65.00
Prizes will be presented at the Kenny Naughton Autumn School.
Simon Downs (Competition Secretary) oversees the judging process and his decision and that of the judging panel is final.