Merriman Short Story Competition

Deadline: October 31st 2012.

Entry fee €€10

The Merriman Short Story Competition is dedicated to the memory of the late Maeve Binchy, who was a life-long supporter of Cumann Merriman and a regular visitor to the Merriman Summer School.

Prize of €€ 1000 will be awarded to the winning short story, which must be original, unpublished and unbroadcast.

Word limit: 2,500 words. Entries should be set in Ireland. The competition is confined to writers born or living on the island of Ireland. Stories may be written in Irish or English. Only one story per entrant will be accepted.

The winning story will be read at the 2013 Ennis Book Club Festival and will be published in the Irish Times. More info over at