2019 Writing Competition

A shortlist of the top submissions in each competition can be found below. The longlist can be found here.

*Winners will be announced and prizes will be awarded at a special event on Wednesday 9 October 2019 (7.00 pm for 7.30 pm) at Newbridge Library, Co. Kildare as part of the 2019 Kildare Readers Festival. 

*The winning entries in each competition will be published on the Michael Mullan Cancer Fund website and also on the Kildare Readers Festival website.

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Short Story Shortlist 2019

Hem Boys

Leaving Poetry

On the Move


Southern Hospitality

Thirteen Hundred Hours

Flash Fiction Shortlist 2019

A Rough Break up

Lost and Found


The Devil is in the Detail

The Glass Mosquito

Why I am Breaking Up with You

Poetry Shortlist 2019

A Hand in abstentia

Every Time I Pass Saint Luke’s

I Looked for You

The Holm Oak

Through a Lens on Omey

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