Frank O’Connor International Short Story Fellowship
Deadline February 29 (must be received by this date), formerly January 31. Recommended free contest awards a stipend totaling 7,500 euros; a 12-week residency in Cork, Ireland; and various writing, mentoring, and teaching opportunities for an English-speaking writer from outside Ireland who has published at least two full-length works of fiction, of which at least one must be a short story collection. Applicant should be of international standing and respected by peers, with experience in the coaching or teaching of other writers either through workshops and/or mentoring inside or outside a formal academic setting. Qualified candidates should submit the following items via the sponsor's online submissions portal: a literary CV, a letter explaining why they want to work in Cork, and a course outline for a four-morning short story masterclass aimed at writers who already have periodical publication success. (The masterclass is to take place on four consecutive mornings of the Cork International Short Story Festival involving the same group each day.) Submission of copies of their books and a Skype interview may be required of each of the 12 shortlisted authors. Sponsored by the Munster Literature Centre.
Published: December 27, 2019