In light of the current coronavirus situation, RTÉ is now accepting online submissions in the form below for the RTÉ Short Story Competition 2020.

We also continue to accept postal submissions.

Writers have until 5pm on Friday 8th May to submit their short story to the long-running competition in honour of Francis MacManus, which will be judged this year by editor, lecturer and journalist, Madeleine Keane; award-winning short story writer, Danielle McLaughlin; and writer and broadcaster, Vincent Woods.

You can submit your story at