THE SEÁN Ó FAOLÁIN INTERNATIONAL SHORT STORY PRIZE - Competitions and Contests for Indian Students


Wednesday, 27 February 2019


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The competition is open to original, unpublished and unbroadcast short stories in the English language of 3,000 words or fewer.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. Translated work is not in the scope of this competition.

1st Prize
— €2000
— Residency (one week) at Anam Cara Retreat
— Publication in Southword 38

2nd Prize
— €500
— Publication in Southword 38

Four Runners-Up
— €250
— Publication in Southword 38

How to submit

Email entry
Send to: sofcom [at]
Subject: "SOF entry 2019"

By Post

Send to:
The Seán Ó Faoláin International Short Story Competition,
The Munster Literature Centre, Frank O'Connor House,
84 Douglas Street,
Cork, T12 X802

Word limit: 3,000 words
Closing date: 31st July (midnight)
Entry fee: €18 per story

For further information click here

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