Flash fiction competitions 2023

[Updated 4/2] There’s something very satisfying about flash fiction – really good flash can give you a glimpse of a whole world in miniature and leave you thinking about it long after reading. If this is an area you excel in, there are plenty of opportunities for you to send out your work. Here’s a… Read More Flash fiction competitions 2023


A farewell to 2022

Hello reader, I hope your year has been a good one, or at least tolerable. The world feels like a strange place at the moment, partly back to normal, partly going to hell in a handcart. Everyone I know seems to be finishing out the year struck down by cold/respiratory virus/not-Covid-thing and writing paralysis, though… Read More A farewell to 2022

The Quiet Whispers Never Stop Q&A with Olivia Fitzsimons

September has become a major month on the aspiring Irish novelist’s calendar. That is the window when the Irish Writers Centre Novel Fair is open for entries. Described as Dragon’s Den for writers, it allows twelve winners the opportunity to pitch their manuscripts to a large group of agents, publishers and editors. Many have found… Read More The Quiet Whispers Never Stop Q&A with Olivia Fitzsimons