Entry will open shortly for 2021!

This is an open competition for short stories, flash fiction and poems on any subject matter.

The competition is open to people of 16 years and over. See poster for more information.

All entry fees will go towards Kidney Cancer Research at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute where Michael was treated.

Closing Date is 12.00 midnight (GMT) on Thursday 15th July 2021.

This competition is also open to international entrants, last year we had entrants from the USA to Australia.

*A longlist of the top 20 submissions in each competition will be listed here in August 2021.

The top 6 shortlisted in each competition will be listed here in September 2021.

*Winners will be announced and prizes will be awarded at a special event (actual or online) in Kildare Town Library as part of the 2021 Kildare Readers Festival Programme. 

*The winning entries in each competition will be published on the Michael Mullan Charity Fund website and also on the Kildare Library and Arts Service website.

Short Story Entries

- Entries should not exceed 2,000 words.  

- Entry Fee €15, pay fee here or click on the button below.

Flash Fiction Entries

Poster to follow

- Entries should not exceed 500 words.  

- Entry Fee €10, pay fee here or click on the button below.

Poetry Entries

- Entries should not exceed 40 lines.

- Entry Fee €10, pay fee here or click on the button below.

Micro-Fiction Entries

- Open to Kildare residents only.

- Entries should not exceed 500 words.

- Entry Fee €10, pay fee here or click on the button below.

- Prize: 4 week writing course