Canadian author Alexander MacLeod is the 2023 Frank O’Connor International Short Story Fellow. The fellowship is very kindly funded by Cork City Council and is an initiative of the Munster Literature Centre. There is the opportunity for four Munster fiction writers to be mentored by Alexander, tuition fees covered, between September and November of this year. Each author will benefit from four weekly two-hour contact sessions with Alexander. Complete guidelines and submission details are available at southword.submittable.com.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: 23rd August 2023 (MIDNIGHT)
Alexander MacLeod’s work has appeared in The New Yorker, Granta, The Guardian, and The Globe and Mail. His first collection of short stories, Light Lifting, was named a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, The Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award, and the Commonwealth Book Prize. In 2019, he won an O Henry Prize and in 2021, he and his friend and collaborator, Andrew Steeves, were awarded The Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Masterworks Arts award for their book Lagomorph. His most recent collection, Animal Person, was published in 2022 and was recognized as a “Book of the Year” by The New Yorker and The Irish Times.