RTÉ Radio 1 Short Story Competition

Monday - Friday, 11.20 pm

Shortlist 2018

2019 Competition: Stories go to air!

The winning stories from this year's competition have been announced at an awards evening in RTÉ, chosen by judges Sinéad Crowley, Liz Nugent and Declan Meade from over 2000 entries, and will be broadcast weeknights on RTÉ Radio 1 at 11.20pm. To listen click the story title link after it is broadcast.

Monday 16 September 2019: 1st Prize: Honey Days by Stephen O'Reilly read by Jane Brennan. You can also read it at the journal.ie

Tuesday 17 September 2019: 2nd Prize: Vena Amoris by Niall McArdle, read by Eamon Morrissey. Read it here

Wednesday 18 September 2019: 3rd Prize: The Boxer Rebellion by Liz Houchin, read by Janet Moran. Read it here

Thursday 19 September 2019: WonderHouse (Some Assembly Required), by Stephen Walsh, read by Peter Hanly

Friday 20 September 2019: News by Sheila Barrett, read by Ali White

Monday 23 September: Out the Pontoon Road by Edward Melvin, read by Emmet Kirwan

Tuesday 24 September: Filling in Blanks by Niamh Heery, read by Ruth McGill

Wednesday 25 September: The Planters by Mel O'Doherty, read by Gary Murphy 

Thursday 26 September: Toby, Toby, Toby, by Deirdre Roycroft, read by Andrew Bennett

Friday 27 September: Salt, by Tríona Walsh, read by Caitríona Ní Mhurchú

 For more information on the winning stories, click here or thejournal.ie

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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