"The competition is open to original, unpublished and unbroadcast short stories in the English language of 3,000 words or fewer. The story can be on any subject, in any style, by a writer of any nationality, living anywhere in the world."
1st Prize: €2,000, Residency (one week) at Anam Cara Retreat, Featured reading at the Cork International Short Story Festival, Publication in Southword. 2nd Prize: €500, Publication in Southword. Four Runners-Up: €250, Publication in Southword.
Max words: 3000