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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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Women and 1916 (at Farmleigh)

The Stinging Fly night at Farmleigh was a big success, thanks to all our speakers (Declan Meade, Sean O’Reilly, Paul Lynch, Lisa McInerney, Elaine Feeney) and the musicians (Seán McKeon and Liam O’Connor), and to everyone who came along to listen. … Continue reading

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Interview with Nuala Ní Chonchúir

Nuala Ní Chonchúir has a new novel The Closet of Savage Mementoes. There’s already a buzz about this novel and her next, Miss Emily, already signed with Penguin in the US.  Nuala took time out from preparations for her launch to answer a … Continue reading

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Upcoming events: Irish Writers’ Centre & Stinging Fly

There will be a reading from the latest issue of The Stinging Fly on Thursday March 27th in the Irish Writers’ Centre at 7pm. The Fly is  also running a special subscription offer until St Patrick’s Day: a  one-year subscriptions – both Irish and international … Continue reading

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The Stinging Fly

The latest issue of the Stinging Fly – Issue 27 – has arrived, with fiction guest-edited by Nuala Ní Chonchúir. There’s a substantial section devoted to flash fiction.  In her intro Nuala Ní Chonchúir talks about the terminology: ‘flash’ fiction versus … Continue reading

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Writers Need Readers

On Saturday 2nd July the Irish Writers’ Centre will host a day-long Poetry and Short Stories Publishing Seminar with leading figures across a variety of branches of the publishing industry. Talks will be given by Ciaran Carty, Editor of New Irish … Continue reading

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“Modern Ireland has Nothing to Inspire Modern Writers” (2)

Thinking about responses (both verbal and online) to the previous post, “Modern Ireland has Nothing to Inspire Modern Writers”, I realised that I had more to say on the topic.  Too much, probably, so I’ll confine myself to what seems … Continue reading

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Plot-rustling in the undergrowth

The latest issue of the Stinging Fly includes “Flight”, a story I wrote for a reading in aid of OneInFour several months ago.  OneInFour is an Irish charity that gives support to people who have experienced sexual abuse and/or sexual violence … Continue reading

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