Stephen Wade                

Irish Writer

 

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My first submitted short story garnered first prize in the Telecho/Rank Xerox Short Story Competition in 1990.l.'

 

Sidetracked by the demands of university studies, and then by the vagaries and demands of earning a living, it wasn’t until relatively recently I once more immersed myself in writing. It was whilst living and working as an English language teacher in Sardinia, a position that gave me the necessary time and solitude, that I began in earnest a commitment to writing short stories and novels.

Sample of my Work : Podcasts.ie | Voices from Ireland

 

 
 

Children's Book

Christmas in the Forest is an easy reader book (6-9 years) accepted for publication by Little Acorn Press. 

Children's Book

  

Like a Lion is an easy reader book (6-9 years) accepted for publication by Little Acorn Press. 

Novel

On Hiker's Hill, Steve's novel, was awarded First Prize in the UK abook2read Manuscript competition. 

 
 

Latest Publications / News

First prize in the Delvin Garradrimna Short Story Competition 2019 (fourth consecutive year to win this prize)

Short story published in Crannóg 50 2019

Short story published in Second Taste - Book a Break Anthology 2018

Short story published in Boyne Berries 24 2018

Short story published in Teachers who Write an Anthology 2018

Short story published in The Loop 2018

Short story published in Ghostly Tales for Christmas Eve 2018

Short story published in Crackers 2018

Short story highly commended in MTP competition, and to be published in anthology called 'Turkish Delight'

First Prize in the Delvin Garradrimna Short Story Competition 2017

Short story published in 'The Rider', an anthology by Crimson Cloak Publishing 2017

Short story published in The Crowvus Christmas Spirit 2017

 
 

What Judges Think!

"It is quite a gift to make someone, who has read so much, actively want to read more, which your stories certainly did." (Clio Gray, novelist and HISSAC Judge Chair). Brian Lister of Biscuit Publishing described Steve as "a writer of excellence" after he finished second in The Biscuit International Short Story Prize. 

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Excerpt from Steve's Book 'On Hikers' Hill'

Five years old I was when my granny told me Bluebottles were 'dirty things.'

So I squished them between the net-curtain and the front window. The white mush expelled by the tiny carcases gave off a nasty pungency that tickled the inside of my nostrils. This stink I could avoid by alternatively removing the bluebottles’ wings and sticking pins into the bug bodies.

 

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Last Updated 18 July, 2019