Applications are sought for a new Writers’ Residency in the Midlands of Ireland. This residency-cum-retreat is in the Georgian heritage town of Birr. The opportunity is for professional writers who are seeking a short break from daily routines; it is for those who feel the need to re-invigorate themselves into completing current work; and it is also for writers who may simply need inspiration, through a change of place and stimuli. www.tinjugstudio.com <http://www.tinjugstudio.com>
The RTÉ Guide/Penguin Ireland Short Story Competition 2014 has been launched. All entries should be original, unpublished and previously not broadcast. Short stories in English of 2,000 words or less. Closing date: Friday, July 11.
Entries are welcome from anywhere in the world.
RTÉ Guide/Penguin Ireland short story competition, P.O. Box 1480, RTÉ, Donnybrook, Dublin 4 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
(Label your entry ‘short story competition’)
And finally, a reminder that the closing date for Glimmer Train’s Fiction Open is 30th June 2014.