Short Story 2020

2nd Annual Short Story Competition.

We were delighted to be able to launch the 2nd Annual Cobh Readers and Writers’ Short Story Competition this year.

This year’s theme is ‘A Million Miles Away’.

Closing date:
Friday 13th March.
Entry is FREE and the strict rules are below.

The rules for entry are:
Theme: ‘A Million Miles Away.’
1. Email entries to
2. No more that one entry per writer.
3. Word count 3000. Doubled spaced, Times New Roman, Size 12.
4. Include a short 3rd person author bio, not more than 120 words.
5. Judging will be on anonymised entries.
6. The story must not have been published before in any format.
8. Winners will be invited to the festival reading event.


Adult Competition:
Prizes are as follows.
1st Prize €150, while 2nd/3rd Prize €100
(All prizes are in Vouchers, and all placed writers’ work will be published in next year’s Collection of Works.)

Children’s/Youth Competiton:
We wish to invite and encourage young writers to enter our festivals Short Story & Poetry competition.

Categories this year:
Seniors – 4th/5th/6th Year
Juniors – 1st/2nd/3rd Year
Primary – 4th/5th/6th Class

Important Note:
Cobh based school entries will be collected as per arrangements. All others MUST be emailed to

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