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Monday, 15 January 2018


The Cork County Library and Arts Service is launching the From the Well Short Story competition 2018  The competition invites entries from writers aged 18 and over who are registered library members in any country. Twenty stories will be shortlisted by writer Billy O’Callaghan and will be announced end of April 2018. A winner from the shortlisted stories will be selected by a panel of judges including Billy O’Callaghan, Claire Kilroy and Eimear Ryan. The winning story and the nineteen other shortlisted stories will be published in an anthology in June 2018. The winning story title will be the title of this publication. The winning writer will be awarded a place on a week long workshop of their choice at the West Cork Literary Festival 2018 and €250 towards accommodation.

Conditions of Entry
Entrants may submit only one short story which must be the original work of the author. Stories must be less than 2,000 words.  Stories must be previously unpublished and not accepted for future publication elsewhere. Stories must be typed and entries must be accompanied by an entry form. The name of the entrant must not appear on the story itself. The Judges’ decision is final. Copyright of each story will remain with the author; however Cork County Library and Art Service reserves the right to one publication and/or one broadcast of shortlisted stories
For further information please contact Sinead Donnelly, County Arts Office (021) 4346210 
Entries should be sent to Arts Office, Library Headquarters, Carrigrohane Road, Cork or The closing date for receipt of entries is 5pm on Friday 16th February  2018.

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