East Cork writer and Galway based Elizabeth Power has a BA (Hons) in Women’s Studies from National University of Galway, Ireland (1996) and an MA (Hons) in Writing (2007).

She has won or been placed in several international and national short story competitions including the Swift Satire International Writing Competition , Dromineer International Literary Flash Ficion Competition, and Maria Edgeworth Literary Festival, 2018 June Fest Short Story Competition.


Her poetry and fiction have been published widely in Irish literary journals, including Crannóg, The Moth, Skylight 47 and Noir By Noir West, Arlen House, The Holly Bough, Three Drops From a Cauldron (UK) and Sheela Na Gig (US).

She has worked in the domestic violence sector in County Galway since 1992 and is Coordinator of Domestic Violence Response since 2000.

Tight, spare, writing and lightness of touch lifted the winning entry clear of the pack.

The Jonathan Swift Satire Competition,
First Place Winner
Title: ‘Oh Come all Ye Faithful’
— Donal Kelly (RTE) - Judge

Recent News

Monologue piece Mango by Elizabeth Power performed by Theatre Room, Galway Arts Centre 2019

Elizabeth Power named as winner of The Culture Night Fiction Reading Kenny’s Gallery Galway 2018

Short Story The Nag by Elizabeth Power shortlisted for Over The Edge Competition 2018

Elizabeth Powers dramatic and powerful Gothic Tale 'Storm Raiser' won this years Newbridge June Fest Short Story Competition

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