Wild Atlantic Words short story competition

Posted in Connect on July 23, 2019.

A short story competition to be judged by award-winning writers, Thomas Morris and Wendy Erskine is part of this year’s Wild Atlantic Words literary festival. The closing date for entries is Friday, August 30th at 5pm. Entry forms, along with a full list of competition rules and regulations, are available on the Mayo festival’s website, www.wildatlanticwords.ie. The short story competition is sponsored by Castlebar’s Bridge St bar, with a first prize of €500, and second prize, €250. A reading and prize-giving ceremony with Thomas Morris will take place on October 12th in the Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar.


Founded in 2016, the Wild Atlantic Words literary festival takes place every October in Castlebar. This year’s festival runs from October 10th – 13th. The festival aims to celebrate the literary heritage of our rugged coastline over a weekend of readings, recitals, debates and reflection, while also acknowledging our new and emerging writers. Previous guests have included former President of Ireland, Mary Robinson, plus a host of acclaimed national and international authors, including Sally Rooney, Mike McCormack, Donal Ryan, Billy Keane, Pat McCabe, Mary Kennedy, Anne Chambers and many, many more.

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