Write By The Sea Short Story Competition

I had a lot of fun entering the Kilmore Quay Write By The Sea Short Story Competition 2018. I was so delighted that all three of my entries were among the seven shortlisted.


Though I gave the Administrator, Elena some trouble by getting completely confused over Sterling and Euros for the entrance fees, she couldn’t have been more helpful. None of mine won but I really enjoyed the challenge of getting the stories ready and I particularly relished taking the opportunity to write one partly in Ulster Scots: ‘Coasteering’.

One of my stories, ‘All Through The Night’, set in west Wales, is to be published by Crannog magazine in October.  I had already submitted it to this great magazine.

‘Safety First’ is, like all the stories, on the competition theme of COASTLINES.

Congratulations to Fiction winner, Helena Farrell, whose story, ‘A Coat of Grief’ will be broadcast on RTÉ Radio in due course.

The Festival is on 28 – 30th September and should be a very jolly weekend!

Writing Competitions Shortlist 2018 – Fiction

All Through The Night
People in Glasshouses
The Cockle Picker
Safety First
Coat of Grief

Writing Competitions Winners 2018

A Cloak of Grief Helena Farrell
The Cockle Incident Mary Sheehan
On Sculptural Figures Hilary Hares