If the winner comes to Cork to collect their prize, they say they will lavish them with hotel accommodation, meals, drinks and VIP access to the literary stars at the Cork International Short Story Festival (23 – 26 September 2015).
The Munster Literature Centre is a not-for-profit organisation; all moneys raised from the competition benefits writers and writing.
First Prize: €2,000 (approx $2153/£1431 in April 2015), publication in the literary journal Southword, AND a week-long residency at Anam Cara Writer’s and Artist’s Retreat.
Four more shortlisted entries will be selected for publication in Southword and receive a publication fee of €120.
This year’s judge is Danielle McLaughlin
The competition is open to original, unpublished and unbroadcast short stories in the English language of 3,000 words or fewer.
Deadline 31st July 2015