July 2018

07.Tom-Gallon Trust Award.Winner, Chris Connolly (ph. Adrian Pope)Winner of the Society of Authors’ Short Story Award. Read more here.


July 2018

eggsA (very) short story in Flexible Persona – read it here.



May 2018

debrRunner-up in the Deborah Rogers Writing Award. Read more here!



April 2018

ginoskoWinner of the Ginosko Literary Journal’s Flash Fiction Competition. Read more here!



April 2018

allsinsAnother poem, Human Copyrite, this time in All the Sins Magazine. Read more here!



January 2018

headstPoem of the week in Headstuff. Read more here!




October 2017

allingham2nd Place in the Allingham Festival Flash Fiction competiition. Read more here!




September 2017

downloadShortlisted for the inaugural Bray Literary Festival Flash Fiction competiition. Read more here!



July 2017

timesMore poetry, this time in the Irish Times. Read it here!




December 2016

redbMy second ever poem, Romance, is Redbird Chapbooks’ Weekly Read

Read it here!


October 2016

over the edgeMy story – There’s No One New Around You – is the winner of the 2016 Over the Edge New Writer of the Year 2016 Award.

Read more here.



October 2016

rteMy story – The Speed of Light and How it Cannot Help Us – is the winner of the 2016 RTÉ Francis MacManus Award.

Listen to it, performed by Ingrid Craigie, here


August 2016

wildMy first ever poem, ‘Animate Houses’, published in The Wild Word.

Read it here.


July 2016

Easy Street American Sentence Competition 2016Winner of The Great American Sentence Contest, 2016.

Read more here.


June 2016

Dublin South FM Interview Chris ConnollyDublin South FM Interview

Some waffling away on the auld wireless here.


NFFD1National Flash Fiction Day 2016

Longisted for this year’s Micro-Fiction competition. Read more here.


May 2016

Untitled design (2)Interview with the Dublin Gazette.

Read article here (on page 4 – the most important page of every newspaper, as we all know.*)


*after pages 9 and 17, obviously.



Hennessy Literary Awards Winner Chris ConnollyHennessy Literary Awards

Winner of Best Emerging Fiction Category. Read more here –  and read the story itself, Right or Good, here.


April 2016

Flash 500 Short Story CompetitionFlash500 Short Story competition

Two stories shortlisted. Read more here.


Hennessy New irish Writing 2016Hennessy Literary Awards

Nominated for ‘Right or Good’ in the emerging fiction category. Read more here.


Colm Toibín awardColm Toibín Award

Longlisted for the Colm Toibín Award. Read more here.


Untitled design (1)New Millenium Writings

Finalist in the flash fiction category. Read more here.


March 2016

Fish International Short Story Competition LogoFish International short story competition.

Two stories shortlisted.* Read more here.

*Then again, several billion other stories also shortlisted…

We know what you’re up to, Fish!


December 2015

Untitled design (1)Tuliptree Publications

3rd place in the Tuliptree Publications 2015 Short Story Prize. Read more here.


October 2015

over the edgeOver The Edge: New Writer of The Year

Shortlisted for the Over The Edge: New Writer of The Year Competition.Read more here.


May 2015

Hennessy Literary Awards 2014Lascaux Review Fiction Prize 

Winner of the Lascaux Review Fiction Prize 2015. Read more here.


Hennessy Literary Awards 2014Listowel Wriers’ Week

Shortlisted for the Bryan MacMahon Award.Read more here.


April 2015

Hennessy Literary Awards 2014   Roberts/People’s College Short Story Award

Winner of the Roberts/People’s College Short Story Award.Read more here.


Dublin South FM Interview Chris ConnollyDublin south FM Interview

Listen to some of Chris, waffling away on the auld wireless, here.


March 2015

Hennessy Literary Awards 2014Hennessy New Irish Writing

New story, Right or Good, in the Irish Times. Read more here.

Hennessy Literary Awards 2014 Hennessy Book of Irish Fiction 2005-2015

Story to appear in the forthcoming Hennessy Book of Irish Fiction 2005-2015. Read more here,.. and read the story, Lovebirds, here.


January 2015

Untitled design (3)IWC Novel Fair

Longlisted for the Irish Writers’ Centre Novel Fair.Read more here.*

*Not shortlisted, unfortunately.

May 2014

Hennessy Literary Awards 2014 Dublin Writers’ Festival

Off to the DWF Date With an Agent event. Read more here.


March 2014

Hennessy Literary Awards 2014 Hennessy Literary Awards

Nominated for ‘Lovebirds’ in the emerging fiction category. (*Spoiler: No wins for Chris.)Read more here, and listen to the story here, broadcast on RTÉ Radio 1


April 2014

Hennessy Literary Awards 2014 So I have a website…

If that isn’t news I don’t know what is.Read more here.