The Cork County Library and Arts Service is launching the From the Well Short Story competition 2016. The competition invites entries from writers aged 18 and over who are registered library members. To mark the 1916 Centenary, the theme of this year’s short story competition is Revolution. Entrants may interpret the theme in its broadest sense. Twenty stories will be shortlisted by Cork writer Billy O’Callaghan and will be announced in January 2016
  • A winner from the shortlisted stories will be selected by a panel of judges.
  • The winning story and the 19 other shortlisted will be published in an anthology in April 2016
  • The winning story will be the title of this publication
The winning writer will win a place on a week long workshop of their choice at the West Cork Literary Festival 2016 and €250 towards accommodation. Conditions of Entry
  • Entrants may only submit one short story which must be the original work of the author.
  • Stories must be less than 2,000 words.
  • Stories must be previously unpublished and not accepted for future publication elsewhere.
  • Stories must be typed and entries must be accompanied by an entry form. The name of the entrant must
  • NOT appear on the story itself.
  • The Judges’ decision is final
  • Copyright of each story will remain with the author; however Cork County Library and Art Service reserves the right to one publication and/or one broadcast of shortlisted stories
For further information please contact Sinead Donnelly, County Arts Office 021-4346210 Entries should be sent to Arts Office, Library Headquarters, Carrigrohane Road, Cork or The closing date for receipt of entries is 5pm on Friday 20th November 1916logo