for writers and readers….

Free International short story competition

short story competition The RTE Guide/Penguin Ireland Short Story Competition is now open for entries. Winning stories will be published in the RTE Guide. (For those who don’t know, RTE is Ireland’s television and radio broadcasting service)


All entries should be original and unpublished – 2,000 words or less. Entrants’ name and contact details (address, phone and/or email) should be on a separate page.

The closing date is 6pm on Friday, July 11. Entries are welcome from anywhere in the world.

Send your entries to:
RTÉ Guide/Penguin Ireland
Short Story Competition, PO
Box 1480, RTÉ, Donnybrook,
Dublin 4

or you can email to:, making sure to label your entry ‘Short Story Competition’

I’ve searched for an official website for the full rules but can’t find it anywhere so I’m presuming this is all there is.  You can, however, read last year’s winning entry on website so you can suss out the standard required. (High.)

By the way, if you like the photograph at the top of this post you might be interested in the truth behind the most famous six word story ever written.

photo credit: id-iom via photopin cc

2 comments on “Free International short story competition

  1. Pingback: A short story competition | The Proof Angel

  2. bridget whelan
    July 1, 2014

    Thanks for mentioning it on your website Proof Angel

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