Francis MacManus Short Story Competition

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    We are now accepting entries for this year’s Francis MacManus Short Story Competition 2016

    The competition was founded in memory of Francis Mac Manus, the Kilkenny born novelist, biographer and former Head of Talks and Features at Radio Éireann. Since its establishment in 1986, the competition has been a launching pad for several new and emerging writers who have subsequently received national and international acclaim. They include Molly McCloskey, Anthony Glavin, Claire Keegan and Nuala Ní Chonchúir. 

    The winner of the overall prize will receive €3,000 and prizes of €2,000 and €1,000 will be awarded to the second and third prize winners.

    Each of the 25 short-listed stories is recorded being read by a professional reader. The judges listen to these recordings and read the stories to consider their broadcasting and short story qualities before they select the winning entries. The entire shortlist is broadcast on RTÉ Radio 1 following the announcement of the competition winners. 

    The judges for this year are Evelyn Conlon, Declan Meade and Mary Morrissy.

    To receive an entry form please send a stamped addressed envelope to:

    RTÉ Radio 1 Short Story Competition, RTÉ Radio Centre, Donnybrook, Dublin 4  

    or you can download an entry form here

    Click here for 2015 Winning Stories and Shortlist

    Francis MacManus Short Story Tuesday 8 July 2014

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    A reading of one of the 25 finalists of the Francis MacManus Short Story Competition: O Danny Boy by Peter McNiff read by Aaron Monaghan.
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    O Danny Boy by Peter McNiff

    A reading of one of the 25 finalists of the Francis MacManus Short Story Competition: O Danny Boy by Peter McNiff read by Aaron Monaghan.

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