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Allingham Competition Deadline Extended to 24/9

The deadline for entries in the 2021 Allingham Poetry and Flash Fiction Competitions has been extended to 24 September. Competition rules and on-line entry forms here.

Applications for seats in the Lepus Print Path to Publication workshop will remain open until 1 October.

Early-bird extended to September 14

“Makes me write instead of thinking about writing.” J O’ C

If you want to build confidence in your writing voice or if you simply enjoy writing with others, this “Just Write” online workshop is for you. These encouraging and inspiring workshops are based on the Amherst Method.  You don’t need previous experience of zoom to take part, but you will need an adequate Wi-Fi connection. Learn more about online workshops in my blog, Writing Together in the Zoom Room.

Joe HF

When: Tuesdays, 7 pm – 9 pm: September 21, October 5 & 19, November 9 & 23, December 7.

Cost: €120. Early-bird: €100 before Sept 14, by PayPal or cheque /postal order. Contact me at monicacorishwriting@gmail.com to check availability and to receive a PayPal button or address for payment by post. 

NOTE: You don’t need a PayPal account to make a payment through PayPal – if you have a credit or debit card, you can pay with that.

The Colour Red Has Many Flavours

I’m delighted that my flash fiction has won the Myslexia # 91 Flash Challenge. You can read Judge Meg Pokrass’s generous comments below.

The Colour Red Has Many Flavours is a potent story of realization. In this epiphanic moment, a woman in an abusive relationship recognizes what she’s been living in, as if waking up from a terrible dream. The way the story builds makes us see, through the main character’s perspective, just how unhappy she has become. Earned through the careful crafting of language and world building, the author brings realistic and often shocking insight. This insight comes from the sort of questioning that ensues when something bleak is transformed by a moment of brightness or when something seemingly mundane is suddenly revealed as earth-shattering. Because the story is loaded with masterful use of sensory detail, and the reader is treated to a most satisfying ending—something we wish happened more often in the real world.

Meg Pokrass

Just Write – Online Writing Workshop

cat writingIf you want to build confidence in your writing voice or if you simply enjoy writing with others in a group, this is the workshop for you. These encouraging and inspiring workshops are based on the Amherst Method.  You don’t need previous experience of zoom to take part, but you will need an adequate Wi-Fi connection. Learn more about online workshops in my blog, Writing Together in the Zoom Room.

When: Tuesdays, 7 pm – 9 pm: September 21, October 5 & 19, November 9 & 23, December 7.

Cost: €120. Early-bird: €100 before Sept 7, by PayPal or cheque /postal order. NOTE: You need a credit card to make a payment through PayPal, but you don’t need a PayPal account.

Places are limited. Contact me at monicacorishwriting@gmail.com to check availability and to receive a PayPal button or address for payment by post. 

Image credit: @ChrisBrecheensWritingAboutWriting 

Path to Publication workshop at 2021 Allingham Festival – plus competitions

Lepus Print, a new Sligo-based publisher, will offer an on-line Path to Publication Workshop at the 2021 Allingham Festival.

The workshop will help writers clarify the nature and direction of their writing, improve their craft, and develop publication-worthy manuscripts. Writers of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and children’s books are invited to apply.

Led by Lepus Print publishers and authors Brian Leyden and Mary Branley, the on-line
workshop invites applications from writers worldwide. Scheduled as a fully-interactive
webinar from 10 am to noon GMT on Thursday, 4 November, the workshop will be limited
to 12 participants.

Workshop applicants are asked to provide a 50-100 word summary of their experience in
writing and publishing, a 150 word description of their goals and their work-in-progress,
and copies of five poems or two chapters of prose (up to 7,000 words) by October 1.

Application documents and work samples should be attached to an email addressed to allinghamfest@gmail.com by October 1, including the words LEPUS PUBLICATION
WORKSHOP in the subject line.

Applicants who are selected for the Lepus Path to Publication Workshop will be asked to
confirm their attendance by purchasing a €15 ticket on-line. For additional information contact Tom Sigafoos, PRO, Allingham Festival, tomsigafoos@gmail.com.

The deadline for entries in the Allingham Poetry and Flash Fiction Competitions is Sept 17. Entry forms for the competitions are found at www.allinghamfestival.com.

2021 Allingham Poetry and Flash Fiction Competition Open for Entries

Tom Sigafoos

The 2021 Allingham Poetry and Flash Fiction Competitions are open for entries. First-place winners in Flash Fiction and in Poetry will each receive a prize of €300. Deadline for entries is 17 September 2021, with a fee of €5 per entry.

Prizes will be awarded in a live on-line Awards Ceremony during the Nov 3-7 Festival. Poet Afric McGlinchey and novelist Nuala O’Connor will judge the competitions. Rules and on-line entry forms are posted at http://www.allinghamfestival.com/fiction-poetry-competitions.

Nuala O’Connor, Fiction Judge

Afric McGlinchey, Poetry Judge

Allingham Poetry and Flash Fiction entrants must be 18 years of age by 3 Nov 2021. The Festival offers separate art and writing competitions for children, also detailed on the website.

This year’s Allingham Festival will include concerts, workshops and a performance by comedian Seamus O’Rourke. In line with national health guidelines, Festival planners hope to offer live events in the Abbey Centre and other…

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