For such a small nation, we seem to be awash with literary journals. Just this week, I noticed two brand new publications preparing to accept submissions for their very first issues. Both based in my hometown of Cork, they’re respectively called Howl and The Four Faced Liar, the latter taking its name from beloved local… Read More A round-up of Irish literary journals
I haven’t been entering competitions lately (not enough finished material), so I was really chuffed to see my name pop up on the shortlist for The Bangor Literary Journal 40-word Flash Fiction Competition. Also on it is my very funny writing group pal Eileen O’Sullivan – a double celebration for our little gang. The shortlist… Read More The Bangor Literary Journal flash fiction competition
[Updated 27/5/2019] I’m supposed to be working on the first draft of a novel at the moment, so naturally I’m doing anything but. Though not generally a flash fiction writer, I find myself writing one flash after another, in part to get the stories out of my head quickly so as not to distract me… Read More Spring-summer flash fiction competitions 2019
…so where was I? Oh yes, this writing malarkey. I took a break from it recently in order to dedicate more time to eating toast while staring out windows. That’s been going pretty well, so I feel I can now turn my attentions back to my Google Docs. Can’t say I’m too thrilled with what… Read More The unweekly herding: toast and fresh pastures
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?