I enjoyed one of the nicest evenings I've had in a long time, reading at Alice's Restaurant in Naas last week, its such a magical space and the audience were warm and friendly. I read my story The Everyday Woman, three extracts from The Herbalist and poetry. Preparing your work for a public reading is a great way to see if its flowing, a great way to edit. I'm polishing the final draft of The Herbalist and am hoarse from reading the whole book out loud, for me, there's no other way to see if something works. Anyway! I met some fellow writers afterwards, who were asking where to send their poems, so....
- The Irish Writers Centre list of magazines and journals here
- Poetry Ireland on getting published, here
- And Writing.ie provide a list of literary agents, here
- And for Short Story competitions/journals try Thresholds
New Irish Writing accept submissions all year round -Stories should not exceed 2,000 words. Up to six poems may be submitted. There is no entry fee.
Entries (with stamped addressed envelope) to Ciaran Carty, New Irish Writing, The Irish Independent 27-32 Talbot Street, Dublin 1, along with name, phone number and email address (where available).
Stories and poems may also be emailed to email@example.com
And good luck:)