The Colm Tóibín International Short Story Award
Focal : Wexford Literary Festival, in conjunction with Wexford County Council, launched in November 2015 a new annual international short story competition – the Colm Tóibín International Short Story Award. This short story competition is dedicated to one of Wexford’s most accomplished and beloved writers – Colm Tóibín.
The competition has a prize fund of €1,800 and is sponsored by Wexford County Council.
The judging panel consists of:
• Lisa Coen, a founder of Tramp Press
• Nuala O’Connor, esteemed writer and poet
• Vanessa Fox O’Loughlin, founder of The Inkwell Group and the online national writing resource magazine www.writing.ie.
They will also be assisted by local Wexford writers Carmel Harrington, Paul O’Reilly, Catherina Hogan and Caroline Busher.
Colm Tóibín commented, ‘I am delighted that my home county has named this international short story competition in my honour. I hope that the competition can inspire both local and international writing talent.’
Colm Tóibín International Short Story Award Entry Form
In submitting my entry to this competition, I am confirming that my short story:
- is wholly and in its entirety my original work.
- has neither wholly or in part been previously published either in print or electronically.
- has never received an award in a literary competition.
I am also confirming that I have read, understood and agree to abide by the rules of this competition. Furthermore, I am confirming that my entry complies with the rules of the competition.
Name, in block capitals: _______________________________________
By cheque: Payment can be made by including a cheque for €10 ( Ten Euro) with your entry. All cheques must be made payable to Focal Wexford Literary Festival.
By debit/credit card using PayPal or direct bank deposit Click here to pay your fee online
POSTAL ADDRESS FOR ENTRY:
Colm Toibin Short Story
C/- Focal @ Enniscorthy Library
Enniscorthy Co. Wexford Ireland
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