TU Dublin Short Story Competition now open

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. 

This year’s Judge is Rob Doyle. 
Rob Doyle is the author of three internationally acclaimed books, all published by Bloomsbury: ThresholdThis Is the Ritual,and Here Are the Young Men, which has been adapted as a major film. His writing has appeared in the Guardian, Irish Times, Vice, and many other publications, and his work has been translated into various languages. He teaches Creative Writing at the University of Limerick, and lives the rest of the year in Berlin.

Entries should be submitted via the online form only until 12.00 GMT (Irish Time), on 19th of August 2020.

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and 2,000 words long, and should be completely the entrant’s own work written in English (high standard), original, unpublished.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 2020 anthology will be called Creation, Cosmos, & Caboodle 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.

Contest Prizes:

  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 may be published in an anthology, or other format. Non-prize winning published entries will receive no remuneration. Previous years’ Anthologies are available on Amazon at https://www.amazon.co.uk/s?k=tallaght+short+story+competition&ref=nb_sb_noss.  

Entrants must read the Rules, and Terms and Conditions and agree to these before submitting an 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 shortstory.tallaght@tudublin.ie .

International entries are welcome.

Further information and the submission form will be available online on at: https://bit.ly/TUDublinshorts2020

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