Sunday, 25 March 2007

Strokestown Poetry and other competitions

Well, I didn't win the Strokestown International Poetry Competition again this year. The shortlisted poets are mostly names I don't recognise apart from Mark Granier whose name appears regularly. At this rate I'll never get to the festival. I don't think I write the right sort of poem to win this type of competition. I have been wondering whether to try UK markets and competitions as perhaps my style is more British.

The Francis MacManus short story RTE radio 1 short story list is out too. Again I only recognise one name Geraldine Mills but the stories are usually varied and interesting to listen to. You can listen online.

I was thinking of entering the Dunlavin Festival Poetry competition but they only say 'prizes' so I don't think I'll bother. I want cash and prestige!

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