august, 2020

19aug1:00 am1:00 amFree to enter!Technological University Dublin Short Story CompetitionIreland Entry Fee: Free ,
Max word count: 2,000 ,
Top Prize: €500 and publication ,

Top Prize

€500 and publication

Max word count


Entry Fee


Technological University Dublin Short Story Competition

Event Details

TU Dublin – Tallaght Campus and Red Line Book Festival are inviting writers to submit their work to the 2020 Red Line Book Festival TU Dublin Short Story Competition.

This year’s competition will be judged by award-winning author Rob Doyle, whose latest book, Threshold, was published to critical acclaim earlier this year.

The prestigious competition, now in its fifth year, offers €500 as first prize and attracts entries from all over the world. The 2019 winner was Maeve O’Lynn for her short story You Can See That She Is Crying.

Maeve said:
‘Winning the 2019 TU Short Story competition was a huge confidence boost for me. The whole experience was just surreal and completely out of this world. I would absolutely recommend checking out some of the previous anthologies… and then taking the plunge and entering your own work’.

The 2020 anthology of shortlisted stories will be called ‘Creation, Cosmos, & Caboodle’, although there is no restriction on theme or style for entries, writers are invited to respond to this title if they wish.

The competition is free to enter and open to all writers aged 16 or over. The overall winner will receive a cash prize of €500, with two runners up receiving €250 and €150 respectively.

Winners will be announced at a special event as part of the Red Line Book Festival, which returns for an exciting ninth edition from Oct 12th – 18th 2020.

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