Friday, April 2, 2010

`A Load of Rubbish` hits Harper Collins Editors Desk


Congratulations to my creative writing classmate Helena Duggan whose novel for children, "A load of Rubbish" has reached the editors desk at the Harper Collins site Authonomy. Their stated aim is to "flush out the brightest, freshest new writing talent around". I'm delighted for Helena, her novel is fantastic.

The Seán Ó Faoláin Short Story Competition is now open for submissions -

The judge for 2010 is Short Review founder and editor Tania Hershman and she blogs at TaniaWrites

unpublished short stories of 3,000 words or less.

Judging for this competition is ANONYMOUS. The entrant's name and contact details must be on a separate piece of paper.

Each entry must be accompanied by an entry fee of €15, US $20 or £15.

Closing date is 31st July 2010.

Entries must be sent to The Seán Ó Faoláin Short Story Competition, The Munster Literature Centre, Frank O'Connor House, 84 Douglas Street, Cork, Ireland


Boyne Berries 7 was launched last week in Trim. There was a big turn out and twenty contributers read, I was delighted to have my prose piece, Lady Slice published in this edition of the magazine. I was really struck by Aideen Henry's prose piece and how she read. There's a lot of variety in this issue, extracts can be read at

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It was a great night indeed. I enjoyed listening to the readings particularly 'School Run 'by Aideen Henry, 'Airborne' by Paddy Smith and 'Lady Slice'. I loved the image of the brass bell in 'Lady Slice' and the crushing of the pale blue eggs...! It was a great night !!!

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