Short story competition

Can you feel the itch of your naked pen? Or perhaps the tingle in your bare fingers?

Irish Naturist Association invites you to enter our NATURIST SHORT STORY COMPETITION!

Who can participate?

Everybody over 18. Members and non members of the association are eligible to enter.

How long?

Between 1,000 and 3,000 words approximately.


Fiction, any subgenre: mystery, romance, horror, historical, science-fiction etc.

Any particular requirement?

Related to Ireland either by setting or through one of the characters.

And, of course, it has to have a positive naturist message.

Only original works that have not been previously published.

Which format?

Any format welcome: pdf, word, etc.

Where to send it to?


25 December 2020




Free 2021 INA membership for all contestants.

Free entry to all INA activities in 2021 for the winner. 


H&E Naturist Magazine will publish the winner (with real name, pseudonym or no name, as wished).

The best stories will also be published in the blog of Irish Naturist Association.

Members of the jury?

– Sam Hawcroft, editor of H&E Magazine

Alex Hijmans, writer/journalist

Dominique Cleary, writer/mediator/yoga teacher

Dr. Georgina Lock, writer/actress/film-maker/creative writing teacher

Carmel Kelly, librarian/author

Leo Cullen, poet/playwright/novelist

Lynn Buckle, author

Fred Cummins, professor/linguist/philosopher/cognitive scientist

Ted Bun, naturist fiction writer and owner of naturist holiday home L’Olivette

Robert G. Longpré, naturist author/retired educator and mental health counsellor

Wallace Greensage, naturist fiction writer/history professor

P.Z. Walker, naturist fiction writer

– Cathal O’Connor, journalist

– Paddy Toner, author

Martin Meenan, playwright/English teacher

Breffni O’Sullivan, comedy writer/filmmaker/corporate communications

Stephen Matthews, archaeologist/former INA president

2 thoughts on “Short story competition

  1. georgina lock says:

    Hello. Mercedes Carbayo Abengozar and Leticia have asked me to sit on the jury as I am an award winning writer/actress/film-maker. I also taught creative writing in various universities, most recently Nottingham Trent.

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