Full Funded Fellowship for Short Story Writers in Ireland 2020

Date limite : 31 janv. 2020

Organisation à but non lucratif: Munster Literature Center

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Full Funded Fellowship for Short Story Writers in Ireland 2020

The Munster Literature Center is offering the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Fellowship2020. The fellowship  is made possible through the very generous sponsorship of Cork City Council (the municipal government). The fellowship demonstrates the commitment of the  Munster Literature Centre and Cork City Council to the international short story community. It also acknowledges the  special place the short story form occupies in the cultural history and  contemporary practice of the city.

Duties of the  fellowship:

The fellowship requires the writer to reside in Cork for  12 weeks and find time to work on their own writing. The short story fellow would arrive in September when they would contribute a public reading and a four-morning short story masterclass to the Cork International Short Story Festival.  During their 12 week stay, they will provide  a 5-credit workshop with the creative writing department of University College Cork. Their mentoring duties will consist of devoting two hours each, per week, to two Cork writers over eight weeks (32 hours total).  They will  be welcomed into the literary social life of the city where they will have the  opportunity to network with resident established writers. They would present a  farewell public reading at the Boole Library of University College  Cork.

Eligibility criteria:

  1. The recipient would be a writer from outside Ireland of  international standing
  2. Fellowship applications are invited from writers working  in English from outside Ireland. Writers who work in another language whose work  is freely available in English translation and who are fluent in English  themselves are also welcome to apply 
  3. The Short Story Fellow must have at least two full-length  works of fiction published, of which at least one must be a short story collection
  4. The successful applicant will be a writer respected by peers, with  experience in the coaching or teaching of other writers either through workshops  and/or mentoring inside or outside a formal academic setting


Successful fellows would benefit from the prestige of  receiving a highly competitive international literary award which will not only  allow the writers to spend time concentrating on their own work but also  acquiring more experience in literary mentoring and teaching writing in an  academic context. They will have the opportunity to be  inspired by living in one of Europe’s oldest cities with a well-developed cultural infrastructure and a thriving literary community. The successful fellow would receive a monthly stipend of €2500, totaling €7,500 and self-catering accommodation. Economy flights between the author's country of residence and Cork will also be covered.

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