2020 Short Story Competition

The Benedict Kiely Short Story Competition

2020 has been the fourth year of the Benedict Kiely Short Story Competition and once again we received high quality entries from Ireland, the UK, Australia, America and beyond. We’re proud to announce our ten shortlisted writers. Congratulations to them all! Our winners will be announced in November.

Shortlist:

Jim Alabaster

Stephen Cunningham

Brigitte de Valk

Louise Farr

Emma Flynn

Rosanna Hildyard

Jo Holmwood

Richard Hooton

Andy Leach

Niall McArdle

The Benedict Kiely Short Story Competition is open to both published and aspiring writers, from anywhere in the world. This year’s Head Judge is Colin Barrett, author of Young Skins.

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