Saturday, 17 June 2017

Glebe House poetry competition

The third Glebe House poetry competition is now open for submissions.

Glebe House, for more than forty years, has been offering cross community rural retreats for young people in Kilclief County Down.
This year's judge for the competition is Emma Wright, founder of the Emma Press, one of the most energetic breakthrough publishing endeavours of recent years.
  
Poems submitted should be 40 lines or less. 
Entry fee is £10 for the first poem and £5 for each poem after that 
Prizes are 1. £200, 2. £100 and 3. £50.


The theme for this year's competition is Trust.

Deadline 1st September

Details of how to enter the competition this year are available at http://www.glebehousepoetry.com/

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Hanna Greally International Literary Awards 2017

SiarScéal - literary festival inspired by the culture and heritage of Roscommon
SiarScéal Festival 2017
20-21 October, Roscommon Town

literary festival inspired by the culture and heritage of County Roscommon, in the heart of Ireland

SiarScéal Festival 2017
- including Hanna Greally International Literary Awards -
SiarScéal Festival 2017, which includes the Hanna Greally International Literary Awards ceremony, will take place over Friday and Saturday, 20-21 October at Roscommon County Library HQ from 10am to 4.30pm, including a break for lunch.

Presentations will be followed by readings and an open mike session, giving opportunities to participants who would like to showcase their work in a public setting. This will take place on the Saturday. There will a special presentation for winners in the student categories on Friday, 20 October.

Hanna Greally International Literary Awards 2017
Entries now being accepted
Competition Theme
Beneath Western Skies

Prizes
  • Overall Prize winner will receive a publishing package from The Manuscript Publisher, valued at €2000
  • A cash prize of €700 will be awarded to recipient of 1st Prize
  • Trophy prizes will be awarded to Highly Commended entries in the various categories (poetry, prose/short stories)
Beneath Western Skies anthology will be published from this year's school entries.

Competition Rules of Entry
Poetry not more than 100 lines and short story/prose not to extend beyond 2000 words. Entries submitted must be typed and titled, accompanied by entrant's name written on a separate page. The judges' decision is final.

Competition Entry Fee
€10 for up to three entries. Entries may include poetry and/or prose.

Deadline: 1 September, 2017. 
They can be submitted online or sent to: Mary Butler, a/County Librarian, Roscommon County Council Library Services, Abbey Street, Roscommon
Cheques, postal orders should be made payable to SiarScéal Festival Group. Payments by credit/debit card may be made via PayPal – see Competitions page for details.

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Words by Water

Words by Water 
Kinsale Literary Festival
5 - 8th Oct 2017


Words by Water

The first Kinsale Literary Festival, is taking place in October and promises a host of entertainment for readers and writers.
We are running two competitions - short story & poetry for your consideration.
Short Story Competition
Words By Water: Kinsale Literary Festival is delighted to welcome entries to the Words By Water Short Story Award. Writers are invited to submit a short story of up to 2000 words, for consideration by judge Sarah Moore Fitzgerald.
Theme: Open
1st Prize is €250 plus publication in the Evening Echo.
How to Enter:
Email your entry to :  wordsbywater@gmail.com
Poetry Competition
Words By Water: Kinsale Literary Festival is delighted to welcome entries to the Words By Water Poetry Award. Poets are invited to submit up to three poems, up to a maximum of 30 lines, for consideration by judge Niall MacMonagle.
Theme: open
1st Prize is €150 plus publication in the Evening Echo,
How to Enter:
Email your entry to :  wordsbywater@gmail.com
Payment of €6 per entry (max of 3 per person) :

Full Terms & Conditions are listed
www.wordsbywater.ie



Monday, 5 June 2017

Winchester Poetry Prize

The Winchester Poetry Prize is an annual competition organised by Winchester Poetry Festival in partnership with Hampshire Cultural Trust.
Entries must be poems on any subject and in any form or style.
Poems should be in English, must be the entrant's own work and should not have been published or accepted for publication elsewhere (including online), should not have won another poetry competition or be the translated work of another poet. They must be typed and not longer than 40 lines (excluding title).

Deadline 31st July

Prizes 
First Prize £1000 Second £500, Third £250

Entry fee £5 for first poem and £4 for each subsequent poem

Sole Judge: Sarah Howe.

Prize-giving will be on Saturday 14th October 2017 at a special event as part of the Winchester Poetry Day. Winners & runners-up will be invited to read their winning poems at the event. Winning poems will be published in a Prize anthology

For further details, rules & to enter visit http://www.winchesterpoetryfestival.org/prize

Saturday, 3 June 2017

O'Bheal


Upcoming Events for June and July 2017
(scroll down for full details -the online version is here.)

Stephanie Conn and Simon Lewis – 5th June
Matthew Caley – 12th June
Jo Slade – 19th June
Linda Ibbotson and Sarah Byrne – 26th June
Maria McManus – 3rd July
Didi Jackson & Major Jackson – 10th July
in association with Foras na Gaeilge  Celia De Fréine – 17th July
Cork-Coventry Twin Cities Poetry Exchange  Andrea Mbarushimana and Russ Berry – 24th July
Mary O’Malley – 31st July

Entrance is free. Readings will last between 30-45 minutes after which there will be the usual open-mic session. Be sure to come early to get good seats. Full bar available.
The night begins with a Poetry Challenge starting at around 9.30pm. Guest poets begin after 10.00pm
 

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Heinrich Böll Residency on Achill Island

The Heinrich Böll cottage in Dugort, Achill has been in use as a residency for artists and writers since 1992.

The Residency at the Böll Cottage is designed to achieve the following;
– To provide a secluded and private environment for writers and Artists to do their work, a space where artists can be away from their usual environment and routine, in a place conducive to their needs, and to producing high quality work.
– To provide access for the resident island community to high quality, professional standard, cultural and artistic events. This is achieved through readings and exhibitions – visits to local schools etc, organised in a manner which does not distract the resident artist from their main creative work, while at the cottage.
– To build on the existing tradition and reputation of Achill island as an area of interest to writers and artists. The residency attracts interest from professional artists from an international base – hence focusing on the island as an area of cultural and artistic interest.

– To have an appropriate memorial to Heinrich Böll on Achill island. The residency, by providing support for artists, is a living, growing and creative way to celebrate the work and achievement of Nobel Prize winner Heinrich Böll. This project, in memory of Heinrich Böll, makes available a real tangible support structure for creative artists, and is therefore a most appropriate memorial to this important writer.

Link here

Deadline: 30th September

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

The Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award

Closing date for entries Friday 28th July 2017

The Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award for a first unpublished collection of poems in English is open to poets, born in the island of Ireland, or of Irish nationality, or long term resident in Ireland. 
The award is now in its 46th year. 

The winner of this year’s award will receive €1,000.

The Award will be presented on the evening of the Friday 29th September 2017 at the opening of the Annual Patrick Kavanagh Weekend in Inniskeen.


  • The award is for an unpublished collection of poems in English and is open to poets, born in the island of Ireland, or of Irish nationality, or long term resident in Ireland. Manuscripts accepted for publication shall be eligible ONLY if the resulting collection of poems is NOT published before the judges’ decision is announced.
  • The collection of poems in English must be original and consist of 20 poems. Individual poems should not be more than 40 lines.
  • The only works eligible are unpublished or magazine published work. 
  • The adjudicator is Brian Lynch (Again! Why the lack of imagination?)
  • The entry fee is €25/£25 

Rules and entry form are available on our website www.patrickkavanaghcountry.com or from the Patrick Kavanagh Centre, Inniskeen, Co. Monaghan.