The TU Dublin Short Story Competition is run by the Library, TU Dublin - Tallaght Campus, in conjunction with South Dublin County Council, and in association with the Red Line Book Festival, and is free to enter. June Caldwell is this year`s judge. Her acclaimed short story collection ‘Room Little Darker’ was published in 2017 by New Island, and in 2018 by Head of Zeus. Her debut novel ‘Little Town Moone’ is forthcoming with John Murray. She has been shortlisted for many awards including the writing.ie Short Story of the Year and is a prize-winner of The Moth International Short Story Prize.
Entries should be submitted via this online form only until 12.00 GMT (Irish Time), on 19the August 2018.
Entries must be in short story format (a short work of fiction) between 1,500 and 2,000 words long, and should be completely the entrant`s own work written in English (high standard), original, unpublished. There is no restriction on theme or style, however the planned 2019 anthology will be called ‘Infinite Possibilites’ and we are looking for strong stories that (even loosely) reflect this title. Falsification of information and/or identity, plagiarism, racial discrimination and bigotry will see entries disqualified.
The judges` decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into. No criticism or advice will be provided.
1. First Prize: €500
2. Second Prize: €250
3. Third Prize: €150
It is the intention of the organisers that the winning and short listed entries maybe published in an anthology, or other format. Non-prize winning published entries will receive no remuneration. Previous year’s Anthologies are available on Amazon.
You must read the Rules, and Terms and Conditions and agree to these before you can submit your entry.
Queries before submission should only relate to the contest rules or if there are difficulties in submission. Queries should be sent via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
International entries are welcome.
Further information and the submission form will be available online on at: http://bit.ly/TUDublinshorts19