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Please Note

The information given here is for GUIDANCE ONLY. While every effort is made to ensure that it is accurate,

before entering any listed competition you should obtain full rules and an entry form from the organisers.



First Prize


31st July 2014 1st E2000

entry see website

The Seán Ó Faoláin International Short Story Competition, a prize for a single short story (in English), is currently open for submissions to writers of any nationality. If the winner comes to Cork to collect their prize, we will lavish them with hotel accommodation, meals, drinks and VIP access to the literary stars at the Cork International Short Story Festival (September 2012). They will also be published in Southword Literary Journal, which has previously showcased Haruki Murakami, James Lasdun, Mary O'Donnell, Ethel Rohan, Colm Tóibín, Shannon Cain and D.W. Wilson amongst many other respected writers.

First Prize: €2,000 (to be converted to winner’s currency), publication in the literary journal Southword, AND a week-long residency at Anam Cara Writer's and Artist's Retreat.

Second Prize: €500 and publication in Southword.

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

Submission deadline: 31 July, 2014. Judge: Joyce Russell.

For more information, including submission guidelines, visit or email . The Munster Literature Centre is a not-for-profit institution, (Irish Registered Charity No.12374), and all proceeds go to benefit writers and writing.

31st August 2014 1st £200

entry £5


Closing Date: 31-August-2014 

For original, previously unpublished short stories in English Language, on any subject, in any style up to 1500 words long. This competition is open to all writers regardless of nationality, living anywhere in the world. Judge: Brindley Hallam Dennis 

Prizes: £200 (First), £75 (Second), £50 (Third), £20 x 3 (High Commendation). 

The winners and commended stories will receive first publication in Sentinel Literary Quarterly magazine. 

Fees: £5 per story, £8 for 2, £10 for 3, £12 for 4. 

Enter online and pay securely by PayPal or print out an Entry Form for postal entries at:   

Or send your stories with a cover note titled ‘Sentinel Literary Quarterly Short Story Competition August 2014’, together with a cheque/postal order for the applicable payment in favour of SENTINEL POETRY MOVEMENT to: Sentinel Poetry Movement, Unit 136, 113-115 George Lane, South Woodford, London E18 1AB, United Kingdom