Saturday, 13 December 2014

Tin House - Submissions sought.

Tin  House is a terrific magazine of writing based in the Portland, Oregon. It seeks submissions until 31st May but of course you can send earlier.


  • Please submit only one story or essay (ten-thousand-word limit), or up to five poems at a time. 
  • Cover letters should include a word count and indicate whether the submission is fiction, nonfiction, or poetry.

Link here with more details

As usual, please get your hands on a few copies first. It's an excellent magazine.

Their blog's worth a visit too here

Thursday, 11 December 2014

The Hermit Collective

The Hermit Collective bring their pop-up show of art, poetry and music to King House, Boyle, on Saturday 13th December 11.30am -2pm. 

They are an eclectic group of well-known and unknown talents, who have been successfully performing around the North West since their first event in Boyle library on Mayday this year. They have featured in the Bundoran Fringe Festival, the Five Glens Arts Festival, played the Charlestown Arts Centre, and Culture Night in Ballaghaderreen library. 

The event is, as always, free! 

See the website for more info: 

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Brilliant Illustration - Apps for Poets

From the blog of Angela Carr,, I found this fantastic illustration by illustrator and poet, Ali Shapiro

Find more of Ali’s work and words at

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Poets to Check Out - Galway Kinnell

I was sadden to read recently of the death of the American poet Galway Kinnell. Here's a poem called Oatmeal worth reading.

It may be funny on the surface but beneath that are layers. Much like the skill and art of Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin. Do not underestimate the humourous poem.

My current favourite Galway Kinnell poem is The Road Between Here and There. Fantastic. Search it out.

Here are some more:

Friday, 5 December 2014

Magma poetry Prizes

The rather good poetry magazine Magma has a different editor every time so you can't get complacent about what will appear.

They hve two compeitions for a short and a medium poem

Magma Judges Prize 2014
Poems of 11 to 50 lines. 1st prize £1,000, 2nd £300, 3rd  £150. In addition to receiving cash prizes, winners will be invited to read at Magma’s prize-giving event in Spring 2015. All winning entries will be published in the magazine.
Entry: £5 for the first poem, £4 for second, £3.50 for third and each subsequent poem, reduction for Magma magazine subscribers.
 Closing Date: 19-Jan-15

Magma Editors’ Prize 2014
Poems up to 10 lines. 1st prize £1,000, 2nd £300, plus 10 Special Mentions £15 each.
Entry: £5 for the first poem, £4 for second and £3.50 for the third and each subsequent poem. Magma magazine subscribers benefit from reduced fees.
Closing Date: 19-Jan-15
More information

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Submissions sought for Ropes

The literary journal Ropes from the students of the Masters in Literature and Publishing at NUI Galway is looking for submissions of Poetry, Prose, Artwork and Photography.

Deadline: 30 December 2014

They're on Twitter   and Facebook  

Please email submissions to 

All proceeds are going to ACT for Meningitis who do incredible work. 

Monday, 1 December 2014

At The Edge

AT The Edge, Cavan, proudly presents: The Cavan Literary Night with Three Border Poets: Noel Monahan, Kate Ennals and Dermot Maguire

Tuesday 2 December 2014, 6.30pm – 8pm in Johnston Library, Farnham St, Cavan

Followed by Open Mic (one poem or one page of prose – register at 6.30pm –  first come, first served. Further information from )

The evening also includes the launch of Also publishing a pamphlet of the Cana House Poets, 3rd series.

Event Free. Everyone welcome.
Supported by Cavan Arts Office