Really Useful Links

North West Words Facebook   and NWW website news about writing in the North West and elsewhere and updates on NWW events including the monthly readings and open mic in Cafe Florence, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal (last Thursday of the month).   a really useful website for resources, information and writing news

Poetry Ireland for all things poetry based, this also publishes Poetry Ireland Review

Nicola Morgan  Nicola is a Young Adult (YA) fiction, and also writes a lot about the publication process. She has an excellent series of books on different aspects of publication. She also has a blog that she no longer updates, but it is left as a resource on publishing matters Help! I need a publisher

Purely Poetry - Poetry NI   website of  ongoing projects: FOURXFOUR poetry journal, PURELY POETRY open mic night and PEN POINTS PRESS, a poetry micropress. Showcases and publishes poets, especially those from Northern Ireland. Updates on the poetry scene in NI.

Irish Writers' Centre news, workshops and resources on writing, this is also a lovely place to visit on Parnell Square near The Garden of Remembrance.

Denise Blake   it was through a series of Denises's workshops that the Garden Room Writers were founded.

Over the Edge  this is a literary organisation run in Galway by the writers Susan Millar DuMars and Kevin Higgins. There is a blogsite with news, a monthly reading and open mic in Galway city, and an annual competition for poetry and short stories. They also organise writer gatherings and workshops.

Paul McVeigh's Blog Paul blogs very regular news on competitions and magazine deadlines - all writing based news and some interviews with authors

ShortStops which gives news and resources about short story in Ireland and the UK. This one is edited by Tania Hershman, and has an updated version of her very valuable Lit Mag list hereTweets under  @ShortStopsUK (see also @taniahershman).

LitLine  a project of Illinois State University, references 240 Internet-only journals in a list, and lots more.

Munster Literature Centre  writing news and Southword

Limerick Writers Centre   news, information and Revival magazine

Publishing Ireland  publisher organisation in Ireland, gives details of Irish publishers

Poetry Ireland Publisher List  a list of poetry publishers in Ireland and some advice

BBC Writersroom writing for TV  articles, short fiction and news

Thresholds  a short story forum, stories and news

Thresholds Competition list  regular updates on writing competitions

Poetry International Rotterdam   a website of information on poetry, collecting information and resources from around the world. There is a dedicated area on Ireland with biographies and work of many Irish poets featured here 

The Council of Literary Magazines and Presses  US based lists over two hundred member journals in its directory.

Clifford Garstang 2014 Pushcart Prize Ranking of Literary Journals  uses a 10 year rolling database based on Pushcart Prizes.

New Pages  (US) has Magazine Review and Magazine Stand providing descriptions of both print and online journals, also features a Call for Submissions section identifying journals seeking new work.

Poets & Writers (US) database of literary magazines allows users to search by genre, subgenre, format, and payment.  

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