Entries are invited from aspiring writers for the first John O’Connor Short Story Competition. It is being held to commemorate the Armagh born writer whose impressive literary legacy includes a collection of short stories which still retain a timeless appeal.
The prize winner will be awarded a bursary to attend the inaugural John O’Connor Writing School and Literary Arts Festival which will be held in Armagh from 3rd to 6th November, 2016.
This event, sponsored and supported by internationally renowned Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, Paul Muldoon,has a two-fold purpose. It aims to to celebrate and commemorate the life and works of John O’Connor as well as offering practical guidance and assistance to aspiring writers through its workshops and Master classes in the various literary genres and writing for commercial purposes.
The competition is now open and will close at 12.00 noon on 8th October 2016. Entries received after this date and time will not be considered. A three person panel will adjudicate.