James Plunkett Short Story Award 2014

Deadline: 12th Sep 14

Following the great success of the 2013 competition, the Irish Writers' Union, in association with the Irish Writers' Centre, are very pleased to announce the launch of the 2014 James Plunkett Short Story Award.

The judge for the 2014 competition will be Booker and IMPAC nominee Donal Ryan.

The Irish Writers' Union is delighted to continue celebrating the legacy of Plunkett, one of our founder members, through this competition. There is no restriction on theme or genre. Entrants are simply asked to recall Plunkett's skill as a social commentator when writing.

First Prize: €2000
Second Prize: €1000
Third Prize: €500

Closing Date for Entries: Friday 12th September 2014

Entries should be between 1000 and 3000 words and should be sent to:

The Irish Writers' Union
19 Parnell Square
Dublin 1

There is no limit on the number of submissions an entrant can make. Entry costs €10 per submission (please make cheques payable to the Irish Writers' Union).

A Long List of 30 entries will be published on the website of the Irish Writers' Union before the winning entrants will be selected.

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