Short Story Ireland


First Prize: €2,000

+ publication in the literary journal Southword + a week-long residency at Anam Cara Writer’s and Artist’s Retreat.

Second Prize: €500 and publication in Southword.

Four more shortlisted entries will be selected for publication
in Southword and receive a publication fee of €120.

The competition is open to original, unpublished and unbroadcast short stories in the English language of 3,000 words or fewer.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, by a writer of any nationality, living anywhere in the world.

Deadline: 30 July, 2015.

Entry Fee: €15

Full details here.

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The Plough Prize Short Story Competition 2015

Short Story Ireland

Plough pic full sizeBuilding on from the success of their annual Plough International Poetry Prize, this year the Plough Arts Centre have added a new short story competition.

The original deadline of May 1st has just been extended to June 1st.

  • Three prizes of £75
  • Entry fee: £5 per story
  • Maximum length 2,500 words
  • Feedback available: £20 per story
  • Long and short lists published
  • Online and postal entry available

Full details here.

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Kate Hendry – Writer

I write poems and short stories, a fair few of which have been   published in magazines and anthologies. I also write occasional articles and blogs. Find out more about me here, read some examples of my fiction and poetry or get in touch.

I teach English and creative writing and have been doing so for nearly twenty years in various contexts – universities, colleges, schools, libraries and prisons.  I currently teach at Edinburgh Napier University.

I’m interested in reading as well as writing, both personally and professionally. I’ve run and researched reading groups in a variety of settings and written about their benefits. I run the monthly Nothing But the Poem reading groups at the Scottish Poetry Library.

I’m currently available to run creative writing workshops and reading groups in the community or in schools.