This year marks the 26th anniversary of the RTÉ Radio 1 Short Story Competition, which over the years has proved to be the launching pad for many renowned Irish writers.
Submissions for the 2014 RTÉ Radio Short Story Competition in memory of Francis Mac Manus are now being accepted. The closing date for submissions is Friday 31 January, 2014.
Applications forms and guidelines can be downloaded here or obtained by post (Please include a stamped addressed envelope) to:
The Francis Mac Manus Short Story Competition,
RTÉ Radio 1,
The three judges for 2014 are Christine Dwyer Hickey, Award winning novelist and short story writer, Julie Parsons, best selling author and former radio producer, Eoin Purcell, Editorial Director, New Island Books.
About The Annual Short Story Series
Since its establishment in 1986 the competition has been the launching pad, as well as a great source of support and inspiration, for several new and emerging writers. Previous winners include Claire Keegan, Ciarán Folan, Ivy Bannister, Nuala Ní Chonchúir and Martin Malone. The competition was founded in memory of Francis Mac Manus: the Kilkenny-born novelist, short story writer, biographer and former Head of Talks and Features at Radió Éireann.