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The Seán Ó Faoláin Short Story Competition 2020

31st July 2020

Who may enter
The competition is open to anyone.

The competition is organised by the Munster Literature Centre.

The Seán Ó Faoláin Short Story Competition is an annual short story competition open to writers from around the world, submissions accepted from March to July annually. It is dedicated to one of Ireland’s most accomplished story writers and theorists and is sponsored by the Munster Literature Centre.

The competition is for original, unpublished and unbroadcast short stories in the English language of 3,000 words or fewer. The story can be on any subject, in any style.

The judge is Billy O’Callaghan.

Entry fee
€18 per story

• 1st prize: €2,000, publication in the literary journal Southword, a week-long residency at Anam Cara Writer’s and Artist’s Retreat.
• 2nd prize: €500 and publication in Southword.
• Four Runners-Up: €250 and publication in Southword.

How to enroll
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