The Stinging Fly has just confirmed the return of the Davy Byrnes Award in 2014 with three wonderful judges: Anne Enright (the 2004 winner), Yiyun Li and Jon McGregor. There's €15,000 for the best short story, and five runners-up will receive €1000. Closing date is Monday February 3, 2014. €10 entry fee.
A full set of rules and entry forms will be made available in advance of the competition being open for entries in December.
The competition is open to Irish citizens and to residents of the thirty-two counties. Entries must consist of a previously unpublished short story written in English. The maximum word count is 15,000 words, no minimum. Only one story per entrant.
The six short-listed writers will be announced in late May/early June 2014 and the overall winner announced in June 2014.
Time to start writing...