Wednesday, 29 February 2012


Fiction judge, Mary Morrissy
There are two very fine judges for the UCD MA in Creative Writing Anthology Contest: Paul Perry for poetry and Mary Morrissy for fiction. I bought Mary's short story collection A Lazy Eye when I was just starting to write short stories myself and loved it. Mary will be in Arkansas at the International Short Story Conference, which I am also taking part in, so I am looking forward to spending some time with her there.

Here is the info on these two comps:

The annual UCD MA in Creative Writing Anthology Contest is currently accepting submissions. Categories include the short story and poetry, one winner will be chosen from each. The competition is open to ALL writers. Work must be previously unpublished. Entry is online only and the prize is publication.
Closing date: 30th of April 2012
Each winning entry, along with the entrant's short biography will be published in the Class of 2012 anthology New Tricks with Matches which will be distributed at Dublin-area literary events, local bookshops, as well as online. 'There are no requirements as to subject matter, only originality,' the competition organisers say.

Short story competition:

Max 2000 words
Entry fee: €7 or two for €10
Unlimited number of entries allowed

Poetry competition:

Max 40 lines
Entry fee: €7 or two for €10
Unlimited number of entries allowed
For more see here.

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