There are just a few days left to enter the Sean O'Faolain Short Story Competition. Date by date, we are ahead this year on last year in the number of entries we have received, but in deference to the fact that you have entered the competition before, you will be allowed a late email entry this year. Monday is a bank holiday in Ireland so we won't be able to start wrapping up processing email entries until Tuesday August 3rd. You have until midnight August 2nd Alaska time (or before we get into the office Tuesday morning Irish time) to enter. The judge changes every year. Just to remind you what is at stake:
1st prize 1500 euro (US$1960 or £1250) at today's exchange rate and publication in Southword online, plus if you choose to come to Cork, Ireland to accept your prize we will provide hotel accommodation with breakfast, lunch, drinks, tapas for the five night duration of the short story festival (Wednesday September 15th to Sunday 19th. You will have VIP access to the literary stars...
2nd prize 500 euro and publication in Southword. 4 further prizes of 120 euro and publication in Southword.
- for spelling & grammar
- for accidental duplication of pages
- to make sure it's not the copy that one of your writing group members wrote their critique on (yes, that has happened!)
- to make sure it doesn't have your name on it anywhere