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Southword Subscribers’ Competition Results

Every year we hold a free-to-enter flash fiction competition and poetry competition exclusively for subscribers to Southword. For each category, all current subscribers are emailed a link and may submit up to three poems and/or three pieces of flash fiction; winners are published in our summer issue and receive the following: 1st Prize €150, 2nd prize €100, 3rd prize €75. This year’s winners are as follows, and will appear in issue 44, published in early July this year:

Subscriber Flash Fiction Competition

1st Prize

Cans by Adrian Martin

Adrian Martin is a middle-aged fiction writing enthusiast who is slowly working his way into short stories before an obligatory novel.

2nd Prize

The Trees by Lauren O’Donovan

Lauren O’Donovan has an MA in Creative Writing from UCC. She won the Cúirt New Writing Prize in Poetry 2023.

3rd Prize

A Bland Farewell by Radhika Iyer

Radhika Iyer writes fiction and creative non-fiction. She has published a collection of short stories entitled Why Are You Here?

Subscriber Poetry Competition

1st Prize

Another Coming by Jamie O’Halloran

Jamie O’Halloran’s Corona Connemara and Half a Crown is a Fool for Poetry Chapbook. She lives in Connemara.

2nd Prize

Stepping Over Bodies on My Way to Work by Eoin Cahill

Eoin Cahill’s poems have recently appeared in Cork Words 3 and Black Bough Poetry. Find him on Twitter @eoinspoems.

3rd Prize

In My Dream About the Old House by Lucy Holme

Lucy Holme lives in Cork City. Her debut chapbook Temporary Stasis was published in 2022 by Broken Sleep Books.