Apply for the Frank O’ Connor International Short Story Fellowship; Worth €7,500 —

The Frank O’Connor International Short Story Fellowship is for writers who want to work on their manuscripts and who have experience in the coaching or teaching of other writers either through workshops and/or mentoring inside or outside a formal academic setting. The fellowship is made possible through the very generous sponsorship of Cork City Council (the municipal government).

Application Guidelines:
– Candidates must supply a literary CV, a letter explaining why they want to work in Cork, and a course outline for a four morning short story masterclass aimed at writers who already have periodical publication success.
– It is open to writers outside of Ireland of international standing
– Writers must have at least two full-length works of fiction published, of which at least one must be a short story collection.
– Shortisted authors may subsequently need to supply copies of their books and submit to interview by Skype.

Benefits of The Fellowship
– The successful fellow would receive a monthly stipend of €2500, totalling €7,500 and self-catering accommodation. Economy flights between the author’s country of residence and Cork will also be covered.
– The successful fellow would receive a highly competitive international literary award which will not only allow the candidate to spend time concentrating on their own work but also acquiring more experience in literary mentoring and teaching writing in an academic context.
– The successful candidate would also 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.


Deadline for applications for the Autumn 2019 fellowship is January 31st 2019 and the successful fellow will be informed by the end of April. Replies to applicants will be made through submittable.

How To Apply

Fill the application form on the fellowship submittable page.

Upload the required documents too.

Good luck.


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