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Seán O'Faoláin International Short Story Competition 2019


Deadline:

July 31, 2019

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Seán O'Faoláin International Short Story

Competition

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

The competition is open to original, unpublished and unbroadcast short stories in the English language of 3,000 words or fewer.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

Billy O’Callaghan was born in Cork in 1974, and is the author of three short story collections: In Exile (2008, Mercier Press), In Too Deep (2009, Mercier Press), and The Things We Lose, The Things We Leave Behind (2013, New Island Books), which was honoured with a Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Award and selected as Cork’s One City, One Book for 2017.

His first novel, The Dead House (2017, Brandon/O’Brien Press and 2018, Arcade/Skyhorse (USA)), an Irish best-seller, received a starred review from Publishers Weekly and was favourably reviewed in several major newspapers, including the New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.

His new novel, My Coney Island Baby, was published by Jonathan Cape (and Harper in the U.S.) in January 2019. A new short story collection, Even On Our Longest Days, is forthcoming in 2020.

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Publish Date
July 22, 2019




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