Category Archives: Competition

Winchester Writers’ Festival


I’m so pleased that the start of a novel I’m working on for Young Adults has been shortlisted and highly commended by Skylark Literary Agency in the Winchester Writers’ Festival competition. Joanna Moult, director of the agency, described my story as ‘compelling and very readable’, so I’ll continue working on it and who knows, I might have a book for Young Adults published in the future!

Shortlisted for the Colm Toibin International Short Story Award

I am delighted my story, Red Flags and Empty Nans, has been shortlisted for the inaugural Colm Toibin International Short Story Award. Everyone on the shortlist has been invited to afternoon tea at the Athenaeum in Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford at the end of May to find out who the overall winner is. The competition is organised by Wexford Literary Festival which runs from Friday 27th to Sunday 29th May.


Pat Sheridan Photography: Colm Toibin with some Focal Committee Members