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James Plunkett Short Story Award

Our short story competition, the James Plunkett Short Story Award, is open to  writers of all levels. Full details cam be found at

Contest details:

First Prize: €2,000

Second Prize: €1000

Third Prize: €500

Entry Fee €10

This year's contest s being judged by Donal Ryan.

Closing Date for Entries: Friday, September 12th

Entries should be between 1000 and 3000 words and are not restricted to any theme or genre.

The award is named for Plunkett so that we might remember the man and his wonderful legacy as a great social commentator.


Seán Carabini, Chairperson,  Irish Writers' Union,