Tuesday, March 17, 2015

WINNERS Fish Short Story Prize 2014/15

The Pace of Change by Chris Weldon
Tomorrow by Keren Heenan
Two Funerals by Kara Moskowitz

Blind White Worm by Bill Davis
American Holiday by Grace French
Thieving in a Minor Key by Jacob Appel
The Journey by Kate Mahony
Combat by Katherine West
Of Things That Fall From the Sky by Omar Al-Khayatt
Unfinished Business by Pauline Brown
Desray by Pippa Gough

Monday, March 16, 2015

Munster Literature Centre Chapbook Competition...

The Fool for Poetry
Chapbook Competition 2015

Some people are fools for love, others are fools for poetry

2014 winners Virginia Astley & Victoria Kennefick

Two winners will each have their manuscript published, receive €500 in cash and fifty complimentary copies of their chapbook.

The competition is open to new, emerging and established poets from any country BUT at least one of the winners will be a debutante (with no chapbook or book published previously). 25 - 50 other entrants will be publicly listed as "highly commended".

Manuscripts must be sixteen to twenty pages in length, in the English language and the sole work of the entrant with no pastiches, translations or 'versions'. The poems can be in verse or prose. Each chapbook is guaranteed a review in Southword Journal.

The winning chapbooks will be published in February 2016 with striking cover designs, ISBNs, barcodes and will be offered for sale internationally through our own website, Amazon, and selected independent book sellers. The winning poets will be considered for the 2016 Cork Spring Poetry Festival programme and have their chapbooks entered for the UK Forward Prize for best poem and anthology. An entrance fee of €25 will be charged for each manuscript. Entrants may enter more than one manuscript. For full details consult www.munsterlit.ie in December. The winners will be selected by a panel chosen by the management board of Southword Editions.

Deadline: 31 May 2015.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Magazine Calls for Submissions!!!

Email: writersmonthlyreviewmag@gmail.com or marcies04@yahoo.com

SUBMISSION CALL for the April 2015 Issue

Deadline for submissions is set for March 25th for the April edition so get those articles in. I’d like to see how-to's dealing with rejection, articles dealing with manuscript format, articles dealing with everyday life of a writer, conference and workshop news, dealing with editors … you get the picture. If anyone has market news or updates please send those to me as soon as possible.
I would also like to see inspirational articles for each issue – keep the length between 500 and 2000 words.

Please, please get those manuscripts in to us before the 25th.

Please, please put your name, address and email on each manuscript and shortly following each article add a short bio. Manuscripts will not be read if they don't have names, etc.

Thanks for everything. We need your subscription support so please consider subscribing today.
Marcella Simmons, Editor/Publisher

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

New Short Story Competition!

Books Ireland in association with IMRAM is delighted to announce a short story competition in celebration of the magazine’s 40th anniversary year!

We would be thrilled if you would share the news via your website, social media or newsletter. The promotional flyer in both English and Irish detailing terms and conditions is attached. If you feel the competition is of interest to your writers and guests and have a suitable spot to display the flyer that would also be much appreciated.


We invite all writers, from novice to seasoned, to enter for a chance to win cash prizes and more! Submissions are welcomed from all nationalities in both English and Irish languages and will be adjudicated by Niall Williams and Cathal Póirtéir respectively.
The two categories each have a first prize of €400, a second prize of €200 and a third prize of €100. First prize stories will be published in a future issue of Books Ireland and overall winners will have the opportunity to attend a creative writing workshop. (First prize in the English language category is a place on the Kiltumper Writing Workshop facilitated by Niall Williams.)

First prize winners will also be automatically entered for the writing.ie short story of the year award.

Concession entry fee of only €8 offered for writing groups, book clubs and Books Ireland subscribers.

Any questions or concerns please don't hesitate to get in touch.
Thank you!

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Short Film Could Use Support!

I wanted to reach out and ask you to be a part of my Indiegogo campaign for the international distribution of my new film SINEATER starring the award-winning Joe Mullins ( Pilgrim Hill)

Sineater was shot on location in Tralee, Co. Kerry, Ireland in November 2014. It's my second short film, my last being 'Jacob Wrestling With The Angel'. I would be grateful if you can check out the campaign and tell me what you think and/or support it!


Make sure to use the link above to see the official trailer, poster, pictures and other videos and information! Find out about myself and the cast & crew!

We are especially looking for an Associate Producer/Executive Producer - check out the amazing perks available. Also if you are a budding actor/filmmaker, check out the very useful perks for that!

Bertie Brosnan

Friday, March 6, 2015

Fish Poetry Competition Opens!!!

Poetry Contest: €1,000

The ten winning poems will be published in the 2015 Fish Anthology.

This year's judge, Nick Laird, will choose the ten poems for inclusion in the 2015 Fish Anthology.

Closing Date: 31 March 2015
Anthology Published: July 2015

Word Limit: 300

Submission Fee: €14 for first, €8 thereafter

First Prize: €1,000

Second Prize: A week in residence at AnamCaraWritersRetreat

Please read the Full Details at www.fishpublishing.com before entering.

Nick Laird is the author of two novels: Utterly Monkey, and Glover's Mistake, and author of three books of poetry: To a Fault, On Purpose, and Go Giants. He and his wife, novelist Zadie Smith, live between New York and London. He is currently adjunct professor at Columbia University, New York.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Trócaire and Poetry Ireland Poetry Competition 2015

Poetry Ireland and Trócaire are proud to announce the launch of their fourth joint poetry competition. Applications are now invited from published and unpublished poets writing in English and Irish, as well as from spoken word poets.
Trócaire and Poetry Ireland Poetry Competition 2015: 'Feeling the Heat'

Extreme weather events are having a devastating effect on people in the developing world: destroying families, demolishing homes, ruining livelihoods. The people who contributed least to climate change are those most ‘feeling the heat’ from its effects. This is part of Trócaire’s ‘Climate Justice’ campaign.

Entries are invited from both published and emerging poets, in English and Irish, with special categories for younger entrants and a Spoken Word category for performance poetry. Poets can submit up to THREE poems each, and entry is free.

The closing date for entries is Friday 13 March 2015, and winners will be notified by Friday 8 May 2015. Entries will be judged by Mary Shine Thompson, former Dean of St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra (Dublin City University), by poet Theo Dorgan, and by Trócaire's Trish Groves.