Cairde Word – Cairde Sligo Arts Festivals inaugural short story competition welcomes submissions from March 1st to April 30th.
The introduction of the short story competition this year is a very welcome addition to the growing literary strand of the arts festival programme which has featured acclaimed writers such as Maggie Nelson, Sara Baume, Kevin Barry, Emma Dabiri, Ian Maleney and more.
The short stories will be judged by Sinéad Gleeson and Louise Kennedy. Any writers who wish to participate must read the terms and conditions and follow the link on the festival website to submit. The competition will open on March 1st and is open to anyone aged 18+.
Submissions can be made through Submittable until 30th April.
Cairde Word Short Story Competition prizes include:
1st prize: €2,000 sponsored by Callan Tansey Solicitors
2nd prize: 1 xThree night stay at TheRiver MillWriter’s Retreat
3rd prize: €200 voucher from Liber Books.
The longlist will be announced on June 9th, followed by the shortlist on June 23rd. The winners will be informed privately by email, and formally announced during the festival on Saturday July 10th.
Find out more HERE