Nominations for Writing Award Honoring Southeastern Author Now Open


Writers from the South East and across Ireland are encouraged to submit original and unpublished short stories to be considered for the Molly Keane Short Story Award 2022.

The Creative Writing Prize, which has been running since 1998, celebrates the rich literary life of author Molly Keane of Ardmore, Co. Waterford.

Ms Keane began writing at an early age to “supplement her clothing allowance”, with her first ten novels and four plays published under the pseudonym MJ Farrell.

“Good Behaviour” was released under her real name after her husband’s death, and quickly became an editorial sensation.

The book was hailed as a masterpiece of black comedy and was subsequently shortlisted for the prestigious Booker Prize in 1981.

The Waterford Arts Office is encouraging people to submit their work for a chance to win the top prize, which consists of €250 and an elective worth €250 to Molly Keane Writers Retreat.

The deadline for submission is Wednesday, June 22 at 12 p.m.

The winning story will be announced during an online cultural evening in September 2022.

Click on here for more details on eligibility criteria.



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