Story in Southword

Issue 22 of Southword just went up online. My story The making of obstacles is in there, feeling buff and proud to be rubbing its virtual shoulders with the likes of Nuala Ní Chonchúir and Matthew Sweeney… Go there, skip your year-worth of to-read material and embrace the Cork-based goodness, boy!

Two deadlines

There are two Irish competitions closing soon enough :

– The Sean O’Faolain (31st July) short story competition, entry fee €15.

– The Over the Edge (8th August) short story competition, entry fee €10.

Both accept stories under 3000 words and have pretty cool prizes.