Shortlist 2015

After a record 2000-plus entries this year, the judging has begun for the RTÉ Radio 1 Short Story Competition in honour of Francis MacManus, 2019.

Pictured are judges Declan Meade, Liz Nugent, and Sinéad Crowley.

The shortlist of 10 stories will be announced by the end of August, and the awards will take place on Tuesday 10 September. Watch this space!

1st prize: Stoppin’ the Silence by Eleanor O’Reilly read by Genevieve Hulme-Beaman to be broadcast on RTÉ Radio 1 at 11.02pm on Monday 5th October, 2015 Listen

2nd prize: Small Yellow Sun by Dolores Walshe read by Janet Moran to be broadcast on RTÉ Radio 1 at 11.02pm on Tuesday 6th October, 2015Listen

3rd prize: Irish Gothic: Waiting for Samhain by Kathryn Burke read by Caitríona Ní Mhurchú to be broadcast on RTÉ Radio 1 at 11.02pm on Wednesday 7th October, 2015Listen

The Lobster Pot by David Butler read by Aonghus Óg McAnally to be broadcast on RTÉ Radio 1 at 11.02pm on Thursday 8th October, 2015 Listen

Keyhole Cut by Mary Butler read by Cathy Belton to be broadcast on RTÉ Radio 1 at 11.02pm on Friday 9th October, 2015 Listen

Bleep by Thomas Connolly read by Keith Hanna to be broadcast on RTÉ Radio 1 at 11.02pm on Monday 12th October, 2015 Listen

Half-A-Boy by Anne Walsh Donnelly read by Aaron Monaghan to be broadcast on RTÉ Radio 1 at 11.02pm on Tuesday 13th October, 2015Listen

The Prodigal by Tanya Farrelly read by Cathy Belton to be broadcast on RTÉ Radio 1 at 11.02pm on Wednesday 14th October, 2015 Listen

Flame by Fiona Gartland read by Andrew Bennett to be broadcast on RTÉ Radio 1 at 11.02pm on Thursday 15th October, 2015 Listen

The Bridge by Joanne Hayden read by Gemma Reeves to be broadcast on RTÉ Radio 1 at 11.02pm on Friday 16th October, 2015 Listen

All in my Head by Aideen Henry read by Marion O’Dwyer to be broadcast on RTÉ Radio 1 at 11.02pm on Monday 19th October, 2015 Listen

When Blue Snowflakes Fall by Eoin Lane read by Kelly Campbell to be broadcast on RTÉ Radio 1 at 11.02pm on Tuesday 20th October, 2015 Listen

Lan Zhou Lost by Jim Lydon read by Gary Murphy to be broadcast on RTÉ Radio 1 at 11.02pm on Wednesday 21st October, 2015 Listen

Checkpoint by Pat J. Mullan read by Conor MacNeill to be broadcast on RTÉ Radio 1 at 11.02pm on Thursday 22nd October, 2015 Listen

Waiting by Damien Murphy read by Aonghus Óg McAnally to be broadcast on RTÉ Radio 1 at 11.02pm on Friday 23rd October, 2015 Listen

The Kiss by Riona Judge McCormack read by Ingrid Craigie to be broadcast on RTÉ Radio 1 at 11.02pm on Monday 26th October, 2015 Listen

The Act by Colm McDermott read by Keith Hanna to be broadcast on RTÉ Radio 1 at 11.02pm on Tuesday 27th October, 2015 Listen

Swoop Low and Scatter the Birds by Kevin McDermott read by Patrick Dawson to be broadcast on RTÉ Radio 1 at 11.02pm on Wednesday 28th October, 2015 Listen

Envelopes by Neasa McHale read by Neilí Conroy to be broadcast on RTÉ Radio 1 at 11.02pm on Thursday 29th October, 2015 Listen

Transference by Joe McKiernan read by Gary Murphy to be broadcast on RTÉ Radio 1 at 11.02pm on Friday 30th October, 2015 Listen

The Border Fox by Billy O’Callaghan read by Aaron Monaghan to be broadcast on RTÉ Radio 1 at 11.02pm on Monday 2nd November, 2015 Listen

Song of the Seals by Silke O’Reilly read by Caitríona Ní Mhurchú to be broadcast on RTÉ Radio 1 at 11.02pm on Tuesday 3rd November, 2015 Listen

In Mrs. D’s by Alice Redmond read by Kelly Campbell to be broadcast on RTÉ Radio 1 at 11.02pm on Wednesday 4th November, 2015 Listen

Dates by Joseph Smith read by Genevieve Hulme-Beaman to be broadcast on RTÉ Radio 1 at 11.02pm on Thursday 5th November, 2015 Listen

Down Watery Lane by Alan Weadick read by Andrew Bennett to be broadcast on RTÉ Radio 1 at 11.02pm on Friday 6th November, 2015 Listen

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