2017 Winners

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!

Top three prizewinning stories 2017

You can listen back to last year's prizewinning stories below, and find out more about the winners here.

Monday 2 October: First prize: The Flare Carves Itself Through The Dark by Colin Walsh, read by Gary Murphy
Tuesday 3 October: Second prize: Stones That Might Be Diamonds by Barbara Leahy, read by Kathy Rose O’Brien
Wednesday 4 October: Third prize: Flashing Lights by Felipe Deakin, read by Kathy Rose O’Brien

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