This is the 13th year of the Molly Keane Memorial Creative Writing Award. The Arts Office of Waterford Co. Council is pleased to announce that it is currently accepting short stories for this competition.
The late writer lived, until her death in 1996, in Ardmore, Co. Waterford. Her first ten novels and four plays were published under the pseudonym M.J. Farrell. In 1981 ‘Good Behaviour’ became a publishing sensation for which she was short listed for the prestigious Booker Prize. To celebrate this rich literary life, the County Waterford Arts Office, by kind permission of the Keane family, is inviting entries for a previously unpublished short story to a maximum of 2000 words. There is no entry fee, no age limit and no restriction on the subject matter. A prize of €650 will be awarded to the winner at a special ceremony during the IMMRAMA Literary Festival in Lismore, Co. Waterford (June 10th – 13th 2010). The closing date for receipt of entries is 5pm on Thursday 25th March 2010.
Full details and an entry form can be downloaded from the Waterford County Council site or by contacting the Arts Office on 058-41416.