Tuesday 20 February 2018

Short story competition 2011

Do you feel inspired by Joseph O'Connor's collection of Irish short stories to write your own? Here's the perfect opportunity. The Mitchelstown Literary Society, has just announced that entries are now being accepted for The William Trevor/ Elizabeth Bowen International Short Story Competition 2011.

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

The final adjudicator will be John MacKenna, whose recent book of short stories, The River Field, was critically acclaimed.

Each story should contain a maximum of 3,000 words and should be submitted, by post only, on or before Friday, April 29, 2011.

The winner will receive the prize of €2,500 and a laptop computer. Five runners-up will each receive cash prizes of €200.

There is an entry fee of €20 per entry and each entry must have an official entry form -- available from the website --attached.

Winners will be announced on the website.

Entries to:

Trevor/Bowen International Short Story Competition,

37 Upper Cork Street,


Co Cork,


For more details see www.mitchelstownlit.com

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