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The ITT Short Story Competition

Article by Alison Wells © 2 July 2018.
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Competition deadline: 13th August 2018

The Institute of Technology,  Tallaght [Dublin, Ireland] in association with the Red Line Book Festival and South Dublin County Council are pleased to announce the opening of the ITT Short Story Competition 2018 for entries.

The ITT Short Story Competition is run by the Institute of Technology Tallaght, in conjunction with South Dublin County Council, and in association with the Red Line Book Festival, and is free to enter. This year’s judge is Deirdre Sullivan, an award winning writer for young adults. Her most recent book, Tangleweed and Brine is a collection of Fairy-Tale retellings. She tweets and instagrams @propermiss.

Entries should be submitted via this online form only until 12.00 GMT (Irish Time), on 13th August 2018.

Entries must be in short story format (a short work of fiction) between 1,500 and 2,000 words long, and should be completely the entrant’s own work written in English (high standard), original, unpublished. There is no restriction on theme or style, however the planned 2018 anthology will be called Stand Fast! and we are looking for strong stories that (even loosely) reflect this title. Falsification of information and/or identity, plagiarism, racial discrimination and bigotry will see entries disqualified.
The judges’ decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into. No criticism or advice will be provided.

Contest Prizes:

  1. First Prize:        €500
  2. Second Prize:  €250
  3. Third Prize:      €150

It is the intention of the organisers that the winning and short listed entries maybe published in an anthology, or other format. Non-prize winning published entries will receive no remuneration. Previous year’s Anthologies are available on Amazon.

You must read the Rules, and Terms and Conditions and agree to these before you can submit your entry.
Queries before submission should only relate to the contest rules or if there are difficulties in submission. Queries should be sent via e-mail to ritt@ittdublin.ie.

International entries are welcome.

Further information and the submission form will be available online on 2nd July at: http://bit.ly/ITTShorts18

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Alison Wells runs the Random Acts of Optimism blog and lives in Bray, Co. Wicklow with her husband and four children. Her short fiction been published in many magazines and online and print anthologies and she has been featured on Sunday Miscellany. Shortlisted for the Hennessy New Irish Writing Award, Bridport and Fish Prize's she has just completed a themed short story collection Random Acts of Optimism and a literary novel The Book of Remembered Possibilities. To read Alison's full blog, visit Head Above Water. Find out in her Random Acts of Optimism how she manages to juggle writing, children and life.