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  • Camilla Grudova: 2024 Frank O’Connor Fellow & judge of the Ó Faoláin Competition

    Camilla Grudova: 2024 Frank O’Connor Fellow & judge of the Ó Faoláin Competition

    Camilla Grudova has been appointed as this year’s Frank O’Connor International Short Story Fellow, which includes a three-month residency in Cork and the delivery of workshops and mentorships. She will also be the judge of the Seán Ó Faoláin International Short Story Competition, which opens for submissions on 1st May. The opportunity to apply for…

  • Southword 45 out now

    Southword 45 out now

    €10.00 Southword Editions, 2023, 140 pagesISBN: 978-1-915573-06-3 Southword 45 includes short stories from Mary Morrissy and Madeline Beach Carey, poems from David Harsent and Heather Treseler, and essays from our Southword Literary Essay Competition, including from our overall winner Eleanor Ariadne Shaw. Subscribe and order back issues here.

  • Southword 44 out now

    Southword 44 out now

    €10.00 Southword Editions, 2023, 106 pagesISBN: 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). Subscribe and order back issues here.

  • Southword Subscribers’ Competition Results

    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…

  • Southword Subscribers Competition

    Southword Subscribers Competition

    We have now opened Flash Fiction and Poetry Competitions exclusively for subscribers to Southword. These competitions are free to enter. Subscribers can enter three poems and/or three flash fiction pieces. There will be three prizes in each category: 1st €150, 2nd €100, 3rd €75. Winning entries will be published in issue 44 of Southword at…

  • Gregory O’Donoghue International Poetry Competition Results

    Gregory O’Donoghue International Poetry Competition Results

    The winner of the 2022 Gregory O’Donoghue International Poetry Competition, Jenny Mitchell, will read her winning poem When Our Mother Dies along with a selection of her other work on 20th May 2023 at the Cork International Poetry Festival. We have also highlighted the first, second and third prize winners as well as finalists (whose poems will appear…

  • Southword 43 Launch, 2nd February in Waterstones Cork

    Southword 43 Launch, 2nd February in Waterstones Cork

    The launch of Southword 43 will take place in Waterstones, Cork at 7.00 p.m. on Thursday 2nd February with poetry and short story readings from issue 42 and 43 of Southword. We hope you’ll join us!

  • Southword Open for Poetry, Fiction and Essay Submissions

    Southword Open for Poetry, Fiction and Essay Submissions

    Poetry submissions are open until 28th February. Southword pays contributors €40 per poem. We welcome submissions of up to four poems per submission period.  *NOTE: We have now closed poetry submissions for Southword early as we have already filled out quota of fabulous poems which we’re able to take for our 2023 issues – we…

  • Southword Open for Poetry Submissions

    Southword Open for Poetry Submissions

    Unsolicited submissions of poetry (for our autumn 2023 issue) are open now until 28th February 2023. *NOTE: We have now closed poetry submissions for Southword early as we have already filled out quota of fabulous poems which we’re able to take for our 2023 issues – we felt it would be unfair to accept more…

  • Southword Subscriber Competition Results

    Southword Subscriber Competition Results

    Winners of our most recent free-to-enter flash fiction and poetry competitions for current subscribers to Southword will be published in issue 42 of Southword in June 2022. Winners of the Southword Subscribers Poetry Competition 1st place: ‘At the Thermopolium’ by Audrey Molloy 2nd place: ‘Thornley’ by Mark Corcoran 3rd place: ‘Sestina for a Lost Cow’…