Sunday, June 27, 2010

Sean O'Faolain Short Story Prize - 5 weeks left to enter!

Before the joyous craziness of the coming Flash! week, I wanted to gently remind you to get your entries in for the Sean O'Faolain short story prize, which I am judging (and which got some nice coverage on Poets&Writers.)

A quick recap:

First Prize: €1,500 (approx USD $1800/ GBP £1250) and publication in the literary journal Southword
Second Prize: €500 and publication in Southword.
Four other shortlisted entries will be selected for publication in Southword and receive a publication fee of €120.

 The Seán Ó Faoláin Short Story Competition is an annual short story competition dedicated to one of Ireland’s most accomplished story writers and theorists, sponsored by the Munster Literature Centre. If the winner comes to Cork to collect their prize, we will lavish them with hotel accommodation, meals, drinks and VIP access to the literary stars at the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Festival (15-19 September 2010).

Could you ask for more? Deadline July 31st, open to entries from anywhere in the world of unpublished short stories up to 3000 words - and did I mention how much I LOVE very very short stories? I want to stress this point again: please send me your flash fiction. You are not in any way diminishing your chances by sending something so much shorter than the word count. And... knowing my less-is-more preferences, you may even be increasing your chances! Here's a blog post I wrote a little while ago about what I like to read, in case that helps.
All the details on how to enter - by post or online - are here. Looking forward to reading your entries!


Ethel Rohan said...

Enjoy all the wonderful craziness this week, Tania. I look forward to listening in ...

Tania Hershman said...

Thank you, Ethel!