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Penguin Ireland/RTE Guide Short Story Competition

Penguin Ireland is delighted to once again work with the RTÉ Guide and Dublin UNESCO City of Literature on the annual Short Story Competition, which has had such a phenomenal response in the past.

Full competition details are below:
• The winning story in the RTÉ Guide / Penguin Ireland Short Story Competition will be published in
the RTÉ Guide and the winner will be presented with a special trophy and prize.
• The winner and 60 runners-up will be invited to a special day-long writers’ workshop at Pearse Street
Library, Dublin 2 on Friday 7th September 2012, which is organised in conjunction with Dublin, UNESCO
City of Literature.
• On the day, three professional writers: Sinéad Moriarty, Niamh Greene and Naomi Alderman, will
dispense words of wisdom for aspiring writers. Some industry figures will also be there to instruct
and inform.
Competition entries should be original, unpublished and previously not broadcast short stories in English, of
2000 words or less. Manuscripts must be typed and cannot be returned. The entrant’s name and contact
details (address, phone number and/or email) should be provided on a separate page.

The closing date is Friday 13th July 2012, 6pm.
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

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