Southword 44


Southword Editions, 2023, 106 pages
ISBN: 978-1-915573-02-5

Southword 44 includes new poetry by Abigail Parry, a photo-essay by John Minihan and the winners and shortlistees of the recent Seán O’Faoláin International Short Story Competition (judged by Alan McMonagle ) and Gregory O’Donoghue International Poetry Competition (judged by Suji Kwock Kim).


Seán Ó Faoláin International Short Story Competition

1st Prize: E.M. Hughes

2nd Prize: J.P. Garvey

Shortlist: Jody Callahan, Laura Morris, Lenore Myka, Catriona Shine

Gregory O’Donoghue International Poetry Competition

1st Prize: Jenny Mitchell

2nd Prize: Yesol Kim

3rd Prize: Judith H. Montgomery

Shortlist: Nathalie Abi-Ezzi, Kizziah Burton, Simon Peter Eggertsen, Blair Ewing, Galin Elias Franklin, Peggie Gallagher, Luisa A. Igloria, Gary V. Powell, Greg Rappleye


Paddy Bushe, Karan Kapoor, Aidan Mathews, Canisio Mudzimu, Mary O’Donnell, Abigail Parry, Stephen Spratt, Grace H. Zhou

Subscriber Flash Fiction Competition

1st Prize: Adrian Martin

2nd Prize: Lauren O’Donovan

3rd Prize: Radhika Iyer

Subscriber Poetry Competition

1st Prize: Jamie O’Halloran

2nd Prize: Eoin Cahill

3rd Prize: Lucy Holme

Photo Essay

John Minihan

Cover Image

‘Hidden Fish’ (detail) by Anne Kennedy