Shortlist 2018

The RTÉ Short Story Competition 2021 will open for entries at the end of January 2021.  An announcement will be made on the website and on RTÉ Radio 1.  Keep listening......

The winner of the 2020 RTÉ Short Story Competition has been announced!  Get all the details at announcement was made live on Arena on RTÉ Radio 1 as part of a special programme dedicated to the awards.

To listen to and read all ten stories on the shortlist click on  the story title link below after the story has been broadcast. They will be on air week nights at 11.20 p.m. during Late Date on RTÉ Radio 1.

Monday, 28th September 2020: 1st Prize: Flower Wild by Shane Tivenan, read by Ingrid Craigie

Tuesday, 29th September 2020: 2nd Prize: Kissing Booth by Alan Walsh, read by Bláithín MacGabhann

Wednesday, 30th September 2020: 3rd Prize: The Shape on the Strand by Katherine Duffy, read by Jane Brennan

Thursday 1st October: Hands; A Downpour, by Aengus Murray, read by Liam Carney

Friday 2nd October: Neadú by Ceri Garfield, read by Bríd Ní Neachtain

Monday 5th October: The Brow of the Hill, by Edel Moloney, read by Derbhle Crotty

Tuesday 6th October: Everything Will Be Recorded, by Seán Mackel, read by Lalor Roddy

Wednesday 7th October: Beneath the Trees, Where Nobody Sees, by Julie Cruickshank, read by Cathy Belton

Thursday 8th October: Tactics, by Andrew Maguire, read by Ignacy Rybarczyck

Friday 9th October: Guinness & Coke, by Lochlainn McKenna, read by Éanna Hardwicke

Francis MacManus Short Story Competition 2018 – Broadcast dates

1st Prize: ‘Ashes ’ by Claire Zwaartman read by Andrew Bennett to be broadcast Monday 17 September 2018 

2nd Prize: ‘The New Place’ by Peter McNamara read by Peter Coonan to be broadcast Tuesday 18th September 2018

3rd Prize: ‘Have You Seen Her Legs, and Other Stories from Fat Land’ by Claire Mulligan read by Janet Moran to be broadcast Wednesday 19th September 2018

'In Madness and In Feathers’ by Méabh deBrún read by Jane Brennan to be broadcast Thursday 20th September 2018

'Kamikaze’ by Aingeala Flannery read by Kathy Rose O'Brien to be broadcast Friday 21th September 2018

'Sunday Lunch’ by Sarah Gilmartin read by Caitríona Ní Mhurchú to be broadcast Monday 24th September 2018

'The Widower’ by Nora Pyne read by Peter Hanly to be broadcast Tuesday 25th September 2018

'The House Guest’ by Aisling Flynn read by Maeve Fitzgerald to be broadcast Wednesday 26th September 2018

'Shelter’ by Sarah Togher read by Cathy Belton to be broadcast Thursday 27th September 2018

'Dog Days’ by Sean Coffey read by Helen Norton to be broadcast Friday 28th September 2018



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