Wednesday, 21 January 2015

North West Words Arts Night 29th January 2015

Next week is the last of January, and that means North West Words Arts Night on the last Thursday. Nothing warms the heart in winter like a night of winning poetry and some good food in Cafe Blend, Letterkenny. It's a night for the winners and shortlistees from the Donegal Creameries and North West Words Poetry Prize 2014.

Saturday, 10 January 2015

Two free short story competitions

Most writing competitions do charge an entrance fee, and as long it's reasonable, that's understandable. Still, sometimes they're expensive, and they do start to add up if you are entering a few. So, here are two free to enter short story competitions. They are both well known annual competitions and are run by County Councils in Ireland. The deadlines are in late February and early March.

From the Well  Short Story Competition 2015 Cork  County Library and Arts Service - deadline 20th February 2015. There is a theme of 'Light' and a maximum word count of 2,000. The judges for the 20 shortlisted entries are Claire Kilroy, Declan Meade and Billy O’Callaghan. For further details, rules, and an entry form see here

Molly Keane Creative Writing Award 2015 - deadline Friday 6th March 2015. Maximum word count 2,000. For full details, rules, and the entry form see Waterford City and County Council website here   

Happy writing.