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The ITT Short Story Competition

The ITT Short Story Competition is run by the Institute of Technology Tallaght, in conjunction with South Dublin County Council, and in association with the Red Line Book Festival, and is free to enter.

Entries should be submitted via this online form only between 14.00 GMT (Irish Time), on August 2nd, 2016 and 14.00 GMT (Irish Time) on September 5th, 2016.

Entries must be in short story format (a short work of fiction) between 1,500 and 2,000 words long, and should be completely the entrant’s own work written in English (high standard), original, unpublished. There is no restriction on theme or style but falsification of information and/or identity, plagiarism, racial discrimination and bigotry will see entries disqualified.
The judges’ decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into. No criticism or advice will be provided.

Contest Prizes:
1. First Prize: €500
2. Second Prize: €250
3. Third Prize: €150
It is the intention of the organisers that the winning and short listed entries maybe published in an anthology, or other format. Non-prize winning published entries will receive no remuneration.

You must read the Rules, and Terms and Conditions and agree to these before you can submit your entry.
Queries before submission should only relate to the contest rules or if there are difficulties in submission. Queries should be sent via e-mail to
International entries are welcome.

Further information and the submission form are now available online at:

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