Kildare Arts Service : Literature

Stories for the Ear. 1916 - Call for submissions

Stories for the Ear. 1916. 


Kildare County Council Arts Service invites applications from writers (aged 12 +) living in or from CountyKildare, to submit a short story to be included in ‘Stories for the Ear. 1916’. The competition will be open to all writers in Kildare, including anyone who has featured in a collection previously.


Theme: 1916


Closing date for applications: Friday 3rd  June 2016  at 5pm


Successful applicants: Short listed authors will be invited to work with curator Neil Donnelly to refine and edit their story to best fit the medium of spoken word.


Launch: Stories for the Ear. 1916 will be launched at the Kildare Readers Festival (Dates TBC)


Word count: 1500 – 2000  words or 7-10 minutes when spoken / performed. 


The sixth volume of this successful project is an audio showcase of writers from CountyKildare. Volume 1 - 5 can be listened to via the link below

‌Successful writers will:

  • Have their story professionally recorded in the Platform4 Audio and Digital Media Studio
  • Receive a once off payment of €120 for having their story included.
  • Have their work showcased on the Kildare Arts Service Website and Kildare Arts Service’s Youtube channel


How to apply:

Please email (preferred option) or post a copy of your short story (Please include your name, phone number and email in the document) to Eoghan Doyle in the Arts Service at the address below, along with a biography and picture of yourself and your contact information.


Please send applications to:

Eoghan Doyle, KildareAssistantCounty Arts Officer,

Riverbank, Main Street, Newbridge, Co. Kildare.

Tel: 045 448326        Email:


Closing date for applications is Friday 3rd June 2016.

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