Short Story Competition in Aid of Galway Rape Crisis Centre

Of Irish interest, but not limited to Ireland. A friend sent this on to me and I am blogging it because (a) Galway RCC need the funding and it’s an excellent cause and (b) it’s being judged by Sarah Clancy, a poet for whom I’ve a lot of respect. I will submit myself and throw my hat in the ring.

Galway Advertiser link here:

The Galway Rape Crisis Centre has announced its third annual writing competition, with entries being accepted for its poetry, flash fiction, and short story categories.

Winners in each category will receive €100, publication in SIN magazine, and a chance to read at the prize- iving event at NUI Galway in February. Entries are €7/5. Multiple entries are allowed. Maximum lines for any one poem is 50. Maximum for flash entries 500 words, and for short stories 1,800 words.

The judges are poet Sarah Clancy, author of the collections Stacey and the Mechanical Bull (2011 ), Thanks for Nothing, Hippies (2012 ), and The Truth and Other Stories (2014 ); Alan McMonagle, author of the short story collections Liar Liar(2008 ) and Psychotic Episodes (2013 ); and Celeste Augé, author of the poetry collections The Essential Guide To Flight(2009 ) and Skip Diving (2014 ), and the short story collection Fireproof and Other Stories (2012 ).

Entry fees can be paid by idonate Entries can then be sent by email or post to GRCC, Forster Court, Galway quoting the transaction reference. The closing date is January 7.


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