Stephen Wade                

Irish Writer


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  • Short story accepted for publication in Crannóg. Invited to the launch of the publication and to read my story on 30th October

  • Short story accepted for publication by Bridge House Publishing. Anthology due out in November 2015

  • Short story accepted for publication for Boyne Berries 18. Magazine to be published in October 2015

  • First prize in the Delvin Garradrimna Book Fair Short Story Competition. The story was published in the Westmeath Examiner

  • Short story to be included in the Nivalis anthology by Fabula Press

  • Two short stories longlisted in the The Fish International short story prize 2015

  • Short story shortlisted from 2,500 submissions from 48 countries. The story is published in the Aesthetica Creative Writing Annual 2014

  • 'In Fields of Butterfly Flames' highly commended in the Irish Writers' Centre's Novel Fair Competition 2015. One of 24 highly commended


  • Short story Sunday. Story published on line

  • Short story included in Boyne Berries 16. Invited to read my piece at the launch in Trim on September 25th

  • Short story accepted and published in Roadside Fiction 'Downing Out in New York'

  • Short story published in United Jotters, Issue 5 'On Gossamer Wings'

  • Short story, one of eleven longlisted for the Aestas anthology by Fabula Press

  • 2nd Prize in Spooky Tales writing competition 'Spookytales 2nd Prize Winner Interview Steve Wade'

  • Story chosen for the Irish Issue of 'Literary Orphans'

  • Flash fiction piece to be published in Fjords in September


  • Shortlisted in the Francis McManus Short Story competition 2013

  • Short story accepted by Crannog, to be published in Crannog 33, the summer edition. Invited to the launch of the magazine to read my story in The Crane Bar, Galway on Friday 28th June

  • Short story placed in the Rome Short Story, and included in the eAnthology, '7 Stories About Italian Women'

  • Invitation by Debbz Hobbs-Wyatt of Bridge House Publishing to write and contribute a short story for the 'Save the Rhino' project. Anthology to be published later this year, with all profits going to charity


  • Short story shortlisted in the Wells Festival of Literature 12th - 20th October 2012 Competition

  • Short story shortlisted in the Over the Edge New Writer of the Year Contest 2012

  • Flash fiction piece accepted by Greysparrow Press in their winter flash 2012 competition. Winter issue scheduled for release January 1st 2013

  • Nominated by Deborah Mcmenamy of Labello Press for the Pushcart Prize for his story 'For the Children'

  • Short story merited with writing4all's 'A Small, Good Thing Short Story Competition', June 2012

  • Three pieces among thirty longlisted in the Grey Sparrow Journal's Inaugural flash fiction competition; one of the three made it to the top five and received an Honourable Mention. July 2012

  • Short story awarded Second Prize in the A. Vogel Dormeasan Write a Story for Bedtime Competition 2011/2012

  • Short story shortlisted in the Bridge House Short Story Competition. Anthology to be published in 2013

  • Short story accepted for print publication by WYRD Books, UK. Anthology to be published in 2013

  • Short story on shortlist in Limnisa's 2012 short story competition

  • A runner-up winner with short story in the Author Essentials winter-themed competition. Anthology to be published by Indepenpress and published in May 2012

  • Fantasy novel longlisted among ten in the The Red Telephone YA Novel Competition

  • April 2012: Short story, 'The Last Bus', in collaboration with and Wordlegs reaches No. 1 for Irish writers podcasts.

  • The same recording has reached No. 4 in iTunes Top 200 for Irish podcasts.

  • Short story accepted by Tail to TaleBooks for their forthcoming charity book, Writers for animals.
    Other news: Short story among the top 4 to 18 in The Atlantis Short Story Competition, 2012

  • Steve's YA full-length novel has been awarded Second Place in the New Voice Contest run by US publisher Sleepytown Press.

  • Short story accepted by Zenfri Publishing for publication in their first issue of Warpaint. To be released late May or early April.

  • Shortlisted in the Fish International Short Story competition. 1 of 145 shortlisted from 1,900 entries

  • Chosen as shortlisted winner in the Leonard A. Koval Memorial Prize Competition. Story to be published in 'Gem Street' by Labello Press in June 2012

  • Made it to the shortlist in the Doire Press Chapbook competition.

  • First Prize in Christmas Chillers Competition

  • Short story accepted by Wordlegs. To be published in the Spring 2012 issue

  • Short Story chosen as monthly winner in A Vogel's 'A Story for Bedtime' Competition

  • Short story shortlisted among five in the Fiction section of the Wasafari New Writing Prize 2011

  • Short story accepted for inclusion in The Grey Sparrow Journal (U.S.)

  • Flash Fiction piece shortlisted in Author Essentials Competition. Story to be included in anthology to be published by Indepenpress

  • Shortlisted in the Over the Edge 2011 short story competition

  • Prose piece to be included in Boyne Berries 10 in September

  • Short story in top ten in Biscuit International Short Story Competition, 2011. The story will be included in the winners' anthology, which will be launched in late September

  • Award Nominee for the PEN/O'Henry Award 2011.  Previous winners of the award include William Trevor, Steven King, Alice Munro, Raymond Carver, Woody Allen, Flannery O'Connor, and William Faulkner

  • Short Story shortlisted in Bryan MacMahon Short Story Competition in conjunction with Listowel Writers' Week

  • Two short stories published in Fjords Journal

  • Short story published in Words Undone 2011 Bumper Magazine

  • Short story published in online magazine, Wordlegs

  • Short Story published in Aesthetica Creative Works Annual 2011

  • Short Story shortlisted in 2010 Christmas Chillers Competition

  • Chosen by 'The Long and the Short of It' as one among a dozen writers to attend a workshop given by John MacKenna at The Irish Writers' Centre.  Along with attendance of the workshop comes a space to write at the centre for the month of March



  • 'On Hikers' Hill' awarded First Prize in ABook2Read Novel-Writng Competition, December 2010. Among the final Judges was The British Lyricist Tim Rice

  • A finalist in the Aesthetica Short Story Competition (4,000 entries worldwide received)

  • Short Story shortlisted in 2010 Christmas Chillers Competition

  • 'Daisy Chains No More' shortlisted in the Highlands & Islands Short Story Competition, 2010

  • Short Story in top three in competition run by 'In the Write Light' in conjunction with The Sunday Independent, October 2010

  • Selected by The Lonely Voice monthly competition to read short story ‘The Land of the Ever Young’ at the Irish Writers’ Centre on November 25th

  • Short Story longlisted by BBC Radio Drama

  • Shortlisted for the Over the Edge competition 2010 Writersbillboard, August Short Fiction Winner

  • Shortlisted for prize with Trinity College publication, 'College Green' 

  • Shortlisted for the Limnisa Short Story Competition

  • The Fish International Short Story Competition (Longlisted)

  • Shortlisted for The Irish Writers' Centre's Lonely Voice, March

  • 'On Hikers' Hill' very highly commended in UKA Opening Pages Competition, October 2010


  • Christmas Chillers Short Story Competition 2009 - First Prize

  • Directory for Writers Online Competition September Winner

  • Writersbillboard Firstchapter Competition – Winner

  • The People’s College Writing Competition – three short stories (Shortlisted)

  • The Fish Short Story Prize – (Shortlisted) 

  • Short Story Radio Competition (UK) (Honourable mention)

  • Limnisa writing Competition – short story (Runner-up)

  • Hennessy Award – short story (Nomination)


  • Biscuit International Short Story Competition – Second Prize winner

  • Cuirt New Writing Prize – (Nomination)

  • Lorian Hemingway International Short Story Competition - (Honourable mention)

  • Glimmertrain Short Story Competition – (Finalist)


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