FIRST FLASH FICTION COMPETITION
AN OPEN INVITATION TO WRITERS … WHETHER PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED OR ASPIRING … TO SUBMIT A STORY FOR ATHLONE LITERARY FESTIVAL’S FIRST FLASH FICTION COMPETITION
We’re looking for a story, no more than 300 words, in response to :
‘A fly on the castle wall.’
Stories to be sent (titled on each page) with name, address and phone number of the author on a separate sheet to: The Secretary, Athlone Literary Festival, c/o Walker O’Carroll & Hogan, Pearse Street, Athlone.
Envelopes to be marked ‘Flash Fiction Comp.’ Entry fee €5 per story, no more than two entries per writer.
Extended Closing date for receipt : 5pm on 18th September 2012. The Westmeath Independent has kindly agreed to publish the winning story and in addition, the winner shall receive €150. Second prize will be €100 and €60 for third. Shortlisted stories will be announced a week before the Festival weekend (5, 6 and 7 October 2012), and shortlisted entrants may be invited to read their stories at events over that weekend.
The three winning entries shall be announced at the Athlone Literary Festival Sunday Miscellany, on 7 October. SO GET WRITING, NOW! Terms & Conditions on our website at www.athloneliteraryfestival.com