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The Pantry Book Club

 Short Story Competition 2018

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Louisburgh's own Mike McCormack at the prize-giving ceremony in his honour, August 2018

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INSPIRED!

Anthology of the 2017 Prizewinning stories, printed by Books@One and available for sale in the shop and online

2018 COMPETITION DETAILS

The Pantry Book Club of Louisburgh, in association with Books@One, is pleased to announce the launch of the second annual short story competition for pupils of Coláiste Sancta Maria, Louisburgh.

Topic:  The competition is open to short stories on any topic, where the entry must be the person's original work.

Suggested length:  Between 1000 and 2000 words

Format:  Hand written, typed and printed, or submitted by e-mail in electronic format.

Limited to:   Pupils of Coláiste Sancta Maria in Transition, 5th and 6th year

Prizes: First prize: Book token for €100.  Second prize: Book token for €50.

Third prize: Book token for €25.

 

Publication: Subject to permission of the authors, it is intended to print the winning and highly commended entries in book form on the Books@One Espresso Book Machine. Copies will be awarded to the selected authors and the book will be made available for sale in Books@One (sale proceeds to the Books@One community project).

 

Time schedule:

[1] Launch in school: Monday, September 24th

[2] Closing date for receipt of entries:  November 30th, 2018.  Handwritten or printed entries should be delivered to Books@One in a sealed envelope, indicating clearly the author's name and address.  Submissions by e-mail should be sent to The Pantry Book Club Secretary (john.bradley@iol.ie). No late entries will be accepted.

[3] Awards will be made at an event to be held on a date to be arranged between December 10th-14th, 2018