The unweekly herding: a list of novel competitions

I’m currently working on a book project that feels like wading through mud which has been liberally infused with treacle. And it is wreaking havoc on my fancy lead boots. The one thing that seems to help me focus is a deadline, so I’ve been looking at novel competitions for anything that might be a… Read More The unweekly herding: a list of novel competitions

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The unweekly herding: where can you submit your work online?

One heartening thing for budding writers at the moment is the number of ways to build up a publishing CV. The internet has made it possible for anyone to be a publisher, and many people have seized the chance to launch online literary journals, all seeking out quality work. Funnily enough, even though this removes… Read More The unweekly herding: where can you submit your work online?

The unweekly herding: stepping up to the mic

It would seem there are two types of writers – those who are comfortable with reading their work to an audience, and those who would rather be trapped in a lift with Piers Morgan than stand before a microphone. EM Reapy, author of Red Dirt, is of the latter variety. In an upfront piece for the Irish Times last week, she explained that, though… Read More The unweekly herding: stepping up to the mic

The unweekly herding: Words Ireland Writers Series in Cork

On Saturday, I went along to a Words Ireland talk at the Triskel Arts Centre in Cork. Words Ireland describes itself as ‘an informal grouping of literature organisations which share a common vision of providing a cohesive and comprehensive literature resource service to the sector and its wider community, both nationally and internationally’. The talk… Read More The unweekly herding: Words Ireland Writers Series in Cork