The RTÉ Short Story Competition 2020 has now closed for entries and the judging process has begun. We will announce the shortlist by early autumn. Best of luck to everyone who entered and watch this space!
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