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Short Story Competition

Prizegiving & Reading

15th September at 4pm
Cork Central Library (Grand Parade)
Admission: FREE



Louise NealonLouise Nealon is a twenty-six year old writer from Co. Kildare. She studied English literature in Trinity College Dublin, and then completed a Masters in Creative Writing at Queen’s University Belfast in 2016. She currently lives on her family’s farm where she divides her time between reading, writing and milking cows. She will be reading her prizewinning story, 'What Feminism Is', at this event.


The Seán Ó Faoláin Prize is awarded to the best single story entered in the competition from anywhere in the world. The first prize is €2000. The winner also receives a week’s residency at the Anam Cara artist retreat in West Cork and publication of their winning story in Southword. The winner, if they choose to travel to Cork for this event, also receives accommodation with meals for the duration of the festival, a masterclass scholarship and entry into all events. This occasion is an opportunity to hear the winning story and the judge’s citation from Paul McVeigh. The competition is now closed. The winning and commended stories to be announced in early September.



Official Seán Ó Faoláin competition page

Southword Journal

Judge Paul McVeigh's homepage



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