Tuesday, 31 March 2015

South Dublin County Council Arts Bursary Awards 2015

South Dublin County Council Arts Bursary Awards 2015 

Get a move on!

Deadline for All Applications is 2nd April 2015 at 1.00pm.

Application forms, are now available to download from our website at http://www.sdcc.ie/services/parks-recreation/arts under the ‘Arts Grants and Bursary Awards’ section.

Categories this year for writers who are living, or working in the South Dublin County Council administrative area*, as follows:-

§            Individual Artists Bursary Award 2015
Through this Award, South Dublin County Council supports individual artists in all disciplines to pursue a particular project or to further enhance their careers within the arts. Applications are encouraged from artists engaging with challenging forms and concepts in their practice. Proposals should endeavour to be developmental in the context of the artist’s work/medium. The maximum individual award is €2500. The awards are made by a multidisciplinary selection panel.

§            Young Artist Development Award 2015

This award is designed to support the practice and/or career development of young artists aged 18 – 25 in any form, other than music. This might include the purchase of specialised equipment, materials to create new work, travel to arts events, participation in master classes, fund an exhibition, performance of new work or research for the making of new work. The maximum individual award is €1000. 


*Please note that the South Dublin County Council administrative area includes Rathfarnham, Tallaght, Clondalkin, Lucan, and the rural areas of Saggart, Rathcoole, Newcastle and Brittas. 

Francis MacManus Short Story Competition


The Annual Short Story Competition 2015 in memory of Francis MacManus starts later and later in the year. But it's free to enter! What have you got to lose?

Rules and Regulations
The competition is open to people born or resident in Ireland.
Only one entry per person
Stories must be between 1,800 and 2,000 words in length.

The stories must be written bearing in mind that it would be broadcast on public radio.

Deadline: Friday 1st May 2015.
Link for form here where you can also listen to previous winners.

Sunday, 29 March 2015

Is this the richest poetry prize?

The University of Canberra international poetry prize.

Deadline:  29 May 2015
  • The winner will receive AUD$15,000 (that's over €10,000)
  • The runner-up (second-placed poem) will receive AUD$5,000
  • Four additional poems will be short-listed
Terms and Conditions
  • Single poem, maximum length of 50 lines (not including the poem's title, any short epigraph, blank lines, numbered sections, etc.) and be no more than 1,000 words in total.
  • Fee: AUD$20
  • Tertiary (university) students may enter at AUD$10 per poem
  • Entries may be submitted from any place in the world 
  • Entries must be unpublished works that have not been previously broadcast publicly, in whole or part (either in print, online or in any other format, including radio broadcast, personal blogs, you-tube and social media).
  • Entries must not be created (i.e. authored) by a computer program.
(Why do they feel the need to say this? Bizarre! There must be a story there)
Enter here - it's all online

Friday, 27 March 2015

Fool For Poetry International Chapbook Competition

Fool For Poetry International Chapbook Competition now open for submissions to writers around the world! Competition hosted by the Munster Literature Centre in Cork, Ireland. 
Deadline 31 May 2015
TWO winners to receive: 
  • manuscript publication, 
  • 50 free copies 
  • €500 cash
  • Forward Prize nomination 
  • consideration for Cork Spring Poetry Festival reading in 2016. 

At least one of the winners will be a debutante publication.
25 - 50 more will receive commendations.
Entrance fee €25
JudgesThe winners will be selected by a panel chosen by the management board of Southword Editions
Manuscripts must be sixteen to twenty pages in length. More details on the website. http://www.munsterlit.ie/Fool%20for%20Poetry.html

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Launch of Breda Wall Ryan's first collection

Quick call out for Breda Wall Ryan, a much lauded poet with a bewildering number oGcompetition wins and publications under her belt. Her debut collection In a Hare's Eye is published this week by Doire Press.

The launch is Thursday 26th March 6.30 pm
in the Teacher’s  Club, 36 Parnell Square, Dublin 1
Launched by the poet Paul Perry.

Her title poem Self Portrait in the Convex Bulge of a Hare’s Eye was the winner of the Gregory O’Donoghue International Poetry Competition.

All welcome

And if you can't make it to the launch, you can buy a copy of her book on the Doire website where I believe WORLDWIDE SHIPPING IS FREE.

A bargain if you ask me.
The Golden Pen Poetry Competition is inviting poems of no greater than 70 lines. 

The first prize for the competition is €100 and with consolation prizes as well and the winning entry to be published in the Festival magazine. 

There is a junior section as well for primary schools with a first prize of €50 and no word limit. 

Fees for entry are €5 per poem senior and €3 for juniors. 

Send your entries to: The Golden Pen, Gurteen, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway and for further info contact: John Corbett at  corword@yahoo.com 

Also info on the Poetry Ireland website

Deadline: 1st April

Monday, 23 March 2015

Crannog Submissions


Get your submissions in for Crannog magazine from Galway.

Submissions for Crannóg June 2015 issue are accepted all through March. They have reduced the submission time for each issue to one month which means submissions are not tied up for long and a decision will be reached quickly. 

Deadline: 31st March 2015

Please read full submission rules HERE first!