Are you a registered public library member, and a short story writer? Cork County Library are running their annual short story competition with the deadline 14th February 2014 and maximum word count of 2,000.
The judges panel for the 20 shortlisted entries are Dave Lordan, Vincent McDonnell and Billy O'Callaghan. Entry is free which is quite unusual, and it is a very good opportunity. First prize is attendance and accommodation on a week long writing workshop at the West Cork Literary Festival 2014 in Bantry plus accommodation- nice one!
Entries can be posted, handed into Cork County libraries, or emailed. For entry form and more details see Cork County Council website here