Submission Details

The competition runs throughout the year. The deadline for each month’s competition is the last day of the previous month.

Please send the short story you would like to read (max 2,500 words and limited to one entry per person per month) and a short bio (written in the 3rd person) to: Please attach bios and stories separately and make sure they are in .doc format. Your name should not appear on the story.

Up to 4 winners will be selected and invited to read their stories at a special event at the Irish Writers’ Centre on the last Thursday of each month.

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  1. Is the competition open outside Ireland?

    • Hi there, thanks for your query. The prize is the opportunity to read a short story at an event the Irish Writers’ Centre in Dublin. So, unless you could actually travel to Ireland, you effectively wouldn’t win anything!

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