RTÉ Radio 1 Short Story Competition in honour of Francis MacManus

The 2018 RTÉ Radio 1 Short Story Competition in honour of Francis MacManus is now accepting entries.

We are seeking submissions of original, unpublished short stories, written for radio, of 1800 to 2000 words. 

The writer of the first prizewinning story will receive 3000 euros, the second prizewinner 2000 euros and the third prizewinner 1000 euros.

Winners and shortlist will be announced by the end of September 2018. The top three stories and seven shortlisted stories will be broadcast on a two week season of new writing on RTÉ Radio 1 in the autumn. They will also be podcast.

The top three prizewinning stories will also be published in thejournal.ie.  

Judges Cormac Kinsella, Sinéad Crowley and Danielle McLaughlin will select a shortlist of 10 stories, from which they will choose the top three prizewinners. The full shortlist of 10 stories will then be broadcast on RTÉ Radio 1 over two weeks in the autumn, read by some of Ireland’s leading actors.

The shortlist will be announced by the end of September 2018.   

Find out more about the competition and its history. 

How to enter

Please consult the Guidelines for all the competition rules, regulations, and where to send your story.  

Submissions will be accepted by post only. You may email fmacmanusstories@rte.ie or phone 01-2083277, providing your name, phone number, and postal address, to request an entry form to be posted to you.

*UPDATE* -- Please note, we are experiencing a backlog in applications for postal entry forms. We are working through the enquiries and will get back to you as quickly as possible.*

 

The closing date is Friday 8 June. 

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