Today I was at a very interesting discussion led by Thomas Morris, editor at The Stinging Fly magazine, as part of the Dublin Writers Festival. It was a colloquy about the short story between two practitioners of that form, Nuala Ni Chonchuir and Mike McCormack, the latter my tutor during my MA in […]
Originally posted on Short Story Ireland:
Well, here is a great short story competition with a prize and a half: The Seán Ó Faoláin Short Story Competition is now open for entries until July 31st. The annual competition, sponsored by the Munster Literature Centre, is accepting entries (3,000 words or fewer) from around the world.…
I have been following the @GreenRibbonIRL account on Twitter and reading about the conversations being started about mental health. Wearing the Green Ribbon, or blogging about the event, indicates a willingness to start and continue this ongoing conversation. I’m nearly finished my part of a novel that concerns itself greatly with mental health (WWI combat […]
Well yesterday I delivered the substantive edits for White Feathers and they are DONE. Three months of rewriting and editing and now the process is nearly complete. And there in some dust covered corner is the rest of my life, demanding my attention. Given that my bank balance needs a bit of TLC, I have […]
This competition is being run by the Book Smuggers and details are available at their website. Genre: SFF Word range: Between 1,500 and 17,500 words. Submissions address: firstname.lastname@example.org This is for an anthology. Payment terms can be viewed on the site. Sounds like a great opportunity!
…Sing Cuckoo! Update on Womentoring – I have received three Womentoring applications and will leave them open for the rest of the week, closing Sunday. For those who have already applied, I will start to get back to you after the 9th. I am on my last round of edits now and then there will […]