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We had a huge response to this year’s Poetry and Fiction competitions, and the standard was very high in both competitions, making the work of the judges very difficult, but after much deliberation the shortlists have been announced. Well done to all who took part. Winners will be announced in coming weeks, and winning authors will be invited to read their work at the Awards Ceremony during the Literary Lunch in Nirvana Restaurant, Saturday Nov. 10th.

Flash Fiction Shortlist:

Carol Caffery Witherow – ‘Study in Chiaroscuro’

Christina Campbell – ‘The Crossing’

Fenja Hill – ‘An Idea of Heaven’

Grace Kelley Fitzgerald – ‘Luscious’

Ingrid Casey – ‘Once Upon a Time in Holles Street’

Niamh MacCabe – ‘Cistern Seahorses’, ‘Pan on the Lean Branch’, ‘Zika’

Patrick Burke – ‘Fake Appraiser’

Paul Jeffcut – ‘A Curious Tale from the Orkney Islands’

Steve Wade – ‘A Bird for Whom the Skies Were Made’

Poetry Shortlist:

Breda Spaight – ‘Even the Fauna’

David Van-Cauter – ‘Gouranga’

Dierdre Hines – ‘One Female is a Pen’

Eleanor Hooker – ‘My Son Tells Me of His Dream’

Jerm Curtin – ‘The Fat Man’

Ron Carey – ‘The Long Path’, ‘Driving Rain Through Mayo’

Simon Lewis – ‘Tapestry’, ‘Ectopic’

Ingrid Casey – ‘When the Queen Falls in Love’


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