Monthly Archives: June 2016

Honorary Degree from Dublin University/Mouth Cancer Awareness

Thanks to everyone who’s written to me about the honorary doctorate conferred by Trinity last week. I don’t usually write about the Mouth Cancer awareness campaign on this blog but I’ll make an exception now. The doctorate was awarded in … Continue reading

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Thought for the week: Indie Magazines

The latest issue of Mslexia features a thought-provoking article “Who Killed The Alarmist? Life and Death Among Literary Magazines.” In it, Debbie Taylor points out that while thousands of writers submit work to literary magazines every year, only a fraction of that number actually … Continue reading

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Quote for today

Festival season is here. I was trawling through notes and wishing I could be more organised when I came across this quote from George Orwell, so brilliant I had to post it: ‘Ready-made phrases are the prefabricated strips of words that come crowding in … Continue reading

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Glimmer Train  Short Story Award for New Writers

This competition is open only to emerging writers whose fiction has not appeared in any print publication with a circulation over 5,000. First prize: $2,500 and publication in Glimmer Train. Deadline: 30th June Enter here Writers’ Guidelines here Glimmer Train says: “Most submissions run … Continue reading

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