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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.