For anyone thinking of paying the bills by arranging words into sentences, take a look at this article in The Irish Times.
This piece, in no way discourages anybody who wants to write, but instead looks at the creative ways that both aspiring and established authors make money.
The publishing industry is at the vanguard of our increasingly gig-like economy. Writers have had to diversify their income streams for years with teaching gigs and side-hustles. Rather than framing this as a negative, this article looks at the positive ways in which jobs both related and unrelated to writing can impact the writing life. Like getting you away from the blank page.
Warning: This article actively encourages the art of the hustle.
2018 is the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein
2018 is the 200th anniversary of the publication of
Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein
To celebrate Frankenstein’s 200th anniversary, we are launching a competition in association with Frankenweek@UL, which runs from 22nd– 31st October.
If you think you could be the next Mary Shelley, keep reading…
The Ogham Stone welcomes submissions of writing in the category of horror/ghost story. The prize is €100 for the best overall piece as well as publication in The Ogham Stone 2019.
Judges: Martin Dyar and Matt Hayward
- Submitted work should be unpublished and original
- Poems should not exceed 40 lines
- Prose should not exceed 2,500 words
- Entries should be submitted as an MS Word document (.doc or .docx) with numbered pages. The title should be clearly indicated on the first page. Please do not use your name or include identifying information in the document.
- Authors are limited to 2 submissions only.
- There is no entry fee
- All submissions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm on Friday 30th of November 2018
- Submissions that fall outside of the guidelines will be disqualified.
Small Print: Judging will be carried out blind. The decision of the judge is final. We cannot offer feedback nor enter into correspondence with authors about their work or about the final decision. Canvassing will disqualify. The winner will be notified before the announcement is made.
In collaboration with Limerick City Library, UL Creative Writing is delighted to announce a poetry reading with Peter Robinson on the 21st of October, 11 am.
Robinson is a known for both his poetry and prose and is also a critic, translator and editor. His most recent works include: An Epithalamium (Pine Wave Press: 2016) and Collected Poems 1976-2016 (Shearsman Books: 2017) 978-1-84861-524-3.
The reading will feature poems from his recent work Ravishing Europa. He will also be reading from his previous works, spanning over four decades.
More information on the Poet can be found here:
Admission to this event is free of cost and we would love to see you there with friends and dear ones.
By Mayuri Goswami
In 2017 The Ogham Stone featured twice in The Irish Times, Ireland’s national newspaper, with an article by Julian Gough (winner of 2007 BBC National Short Story Award) and the foreword by Giles Foden (English author, best known for his novel The Last King of Scotland).
Congratulations to Meghan Helms, a student on the MA in Creative Writing at UL and a student editor of The Ogham Stone 2017, on the publication of her short story, ‘Lipstick’, in The Irish Times on 19 August.
Meghan’s story can be accessed here.