2018 Short Story Contest submissions will be judged by a panel published authors, with shortlist judged by Delcan Meade, publisher, editor, and co-founder of The Stinging Fly literary magazine, which showcases new and emerging Irish and international writers.
The winner will receive a $1,000 cash prize. Deadline September 30, 2018.
- fiction only
- 5000 word count maximum
- all submissions must be in English
- standard formatting: 12 point font, double-spaced.
- author's name cannot appear on ms. ms with author name included will be disqualified.
- international submissions allowed
- previously unpublished work only
- $15 reading fee per story
Winners will be notified directly in advance of the Irish Arts & Writers Festival, October 12th, 2018, and names announced at the opening reception. The winning work will be published on irishartsfestival.com after that date. Prize expires after 9 months, if unclaimed.
Non-winning or non-shortlisted applicants will not receive individual notifications.