A prize of €1000 will be awarded to the winning short story, which must be original, unpublished and unbroadcast. Entries should be not more than 2,500 words in length and set in Ireland. Stories may be written in Irish or English. The competition is confined to writers born or living on theisland of Ireland. The closing date for entries is October 31st 2012.
The Merriman Short Story Competition is being run in association with the Ennis Book Club Festival, Clare County Library and the Irish Times.