Red Line Book Festival Competition Open

Writer Colm Keegan at the 2017 awards ceremony

Entries for the 2018 Red Line Book Festival Short Story Competition are now open with a top prize of €500 and a deadline of Monday 13th August.

The Institute of Technology, Tallaght and Red Line Book Festival are inviting writers to submit their work to the prestigious competition, now in its third year.

This year’s competition will be judged by award-winning writer Deirdre Sullivan, whose latest book “Tanglewood & Brine” was recently voted winner of the 2018 Children’s Books Ireland prize.

Writers can submit a short story, free of charge. A shortlist of ten writers will be published in September, with the winning story announced at a special ceremony during the 2018 Red Line Book Festival in October.

The winner will receive a cash prize of €500, with two runners up receiving €250 and €150 respectively. Shortlisted entries will be published in an anthology, “Stand Fast!”

The 2017 Red Line Book Festival ITT Short Story Competition winner was Tony Devlin for his story ‘Coronary Care’. The inaugural winner in 2016 was David Butler for his story ‘Aphasia’.

Entry details and rules for the 2018 competition can be found here.