A short story competition to be judged by award-winning writers, Thomas Morris and Wendy Erskine is part of this year’s Castlebar based Wild Atlantic Words literary festival.

The closing date for entries is Friday, August 30th at 5pm.

Entry forms, along with a full list of competition rules and regulations, are available on the Mayo festival’s website, www.wildatlanticwords.ie.

The short story competition  - open to anyone- is sponsored by Castlebar's Bridge St bar, with a first prize of €500, and second prize, €250. A reading and prize-giving ceremony with Thomas Morris will take place on October 12th in the Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar.

Founded in 2016, the Wild Atlantic Words literary festival takes place every October. This year’s festival runs from October 10th – 13th. It aims to celebrate the literary heritage of the rugged coastline over a weekend of readings, recitals, debates and reflection.

Previous guests have included acclaimed national and international authors like Sally Rooney, Mike McCormack, Donal Ryan, Anne Chambers, former President Mary Robinson and others.

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