Winner of ‘McCrea Literary Award’
I am delighted to have been awarded the McCrea Literary Award 2018/19 for my short stories. I won the award previously for my debut novel The Good Son. The award is given biannually by the University of Ulster. Have a great day!
“I devoured it in a day, but I’ve thought about it for many, many more.”
Bailey’s Prize-winner Lisa McInerney
“A triumph of storytelling. An absolute gem.”
I’m judging this year’s Bare Fiction Short Story Prize which has opened for entires. If you’re based in Northern Ireland I’ll be running a class at the Crescent Arts Centre on August 5 called ‘That Killer First Page’ all about how you can make your work stand out to judges and editors. Get writing. Get submitting.
International awards for Poetry, Flash Fiction, and Short Story.
Our inaugural prize of 2014 was a great success with an extremely high standard of entries. You can see the results of last year’s competition by clicking here and you can read the winners in our March 2015 edition of the magazine.
2015 Short Story Judge
Paul McVeigh’s short fiction has been published in journals and anthologies and been commissioned by BBC Radio 4. His novel The Good Son was published by Salt Publishing in April 2015. He is the co-founder of London Short Story Festival and Associate Director at Word Factory.
Prizes (in each category)
- 1st Prize: £500
- 2nd Prize: £200
- 3rd Prize: £100
- 2 x Highly Commended Award: £25
1st, 2nd & 3rd prize winners will be published in the Spring 2016 issue of Bare Fiction Magazine and on our website, with the prizes to be awarded at the Spring launch reading in London in March 2016 (date to be confirmed).
Cost per entry
Poetry (max 40 lines):
Flash Fiction (max 500 words):
Short Story (max 3000 words):
£5 / £3 for subscribers
£6 / £4 for subscribers
£8 / £6 for subscribers
You can subscribe during the submission process if you wish.
Payment can be made by Credit/Debit Card, PayPal or by Cheque (GBP Sterling).
Enter online or by post
Bare Fiction Prize 2015: Flyer + Entry Form