Monday, 21 July 2014

Screenwriting in NUIG

Certificate in Screenwriting at NUI Galway

Certificate in Screenwriting

Have you an interest in screenwriting or do you enjoy writing about your ideas, but want to develop your writing skills?

If so, the Certificate in Screenwriting at NUI Galway will verse you in the craft of screenwriting, and will help you to explore and express your own ideas in an encouraging and supportive teaching environment.

The teaching format comprises screenings and lectures on one evening per week (Thursday: 18.30 – 21.30), from September 2014 to May 2015.  Each module of the programme will have a practical output with students being required to write a short film script or drama proposal.

To find out more about this exciting one-year course, please visit or contact the

Centre for Adult Learning & Professional Development 
– 091 492144

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Sean O'Faolain Short Story Competition

July 31st Deadline
just under two weeks to go 

Sean O'Faolain Short Story Competition

Joyce Russel Judges

1st prize winner gets
€2,000 cash,
Publication in Southword
A week's accommodation at
the Anam Cara Artist Retreat (worth €800)
Accommodation with full meals & free tickets
at the Cork International Short Story Festival (worth €800)

2nd Prize winner receives
€500 & publication in Southword

4 Runner's Up will receive €120 and publication.

2014 Over The Edge New Writer of the Year competition

2014 Over The Edge
New Writer of The Year competition


Major Sponsor: Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop,
other sponsors to date:
ISupply, Quay Street; Ward’s Hotel Lower Salthill;
 Clare Daly TD, Kenny’s Bookshop & Derek Nolan TD
Closing date: Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

Words with Jam Short story competition now open-see website

Sunday, 6 July 2014

Boston Review Poetry Competition

Annual Poetry Contest
Deadline: June 6, 2014
Judge: Major Jackson
First Prize: $1,500 and publication
Complete guidelines:
The winning poet will receive $1,500 and have his or her work published in the November/December 2014 issue of Boston Review. Submit up to five unpublished poems, no more than 10 pages total. Any poet writing in English is eligible, unless he or she is a current student, former student, relative, or close friend of the judge. Mailed manuscripts must be submitted in duplicate, with a cover note listing the author’s name, address, email, and phone number. No cover note is necessary for online submissions. Names and other identifying information must not be on the poems themselves. Simultaneous submissions are not permitted, submissions will not be returned, and submissions may not be modified after entry. Failure to comply with any contest guidelines may result in your submission being disqualified. A non-refundable $20 entry fee, payable to Boston Review in the form of a check or money order or by credit card, must accompany all submissions. All submitters receive a complementary half-year subscription (3 issues) to Boston Review. Mailed submissions must be postmarked no later than June 6, 2014.
The winner will be announced in the fall on the Boston Review Web site. All poems submitted to the contest will be considered for publication in Boston Review.
Please enter online using our contest entry manager. This requires payment using a credit card.
Or mail submissions to:
Poetry Contest, Boston Review
PO Box 425786
Cambridge, MA 02142

Aura Estrada Short Story Contest

Each year, Boston Review runs competitions in poetry and fiction. We also partner with the Unterberg Poetry Center/92nd Street Y to publish the winner of the annual “Discovery”/Boston Review poetry contest.
We strongly encourage online submissions for our poetry and short story contests, with payment via credit card. Contestants also may submit entries via postal mail but will not receive acknowledgement of successful submission. Email submissions are not accepted. All contest entry payments are non-refundable and previously published work may not be submitted to any contest. All winners are announced publicly and informed prior to that announcement. Please do not contact us to ask whether you have won a contest or when the winner will be announced.
Seventeenth Annual Poetry Contest (DEADLINE EXTENDED: June 6, 2014)
Aura Estrada Short Story Contest (Deadline: October 1, 2014)

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

HG Wells Short Story Competition

The HG Wells Short Story Competition 2014 closes on the 14th of July. They are looking for short stories, 1,500-5,000 words. Theme: Fortune.
First, there's The Margaret and Reg Turnill Prize (£1000) for writers 21 and under.
No entry fees for this one and no limit as to number of entries.

The Grand Prize does have an entry fee, £5 for under 21s, unwaged and over 60s. Otherwise it costs £10. The Grand Prize is £250. 
The winners and shortlisted stories will be published in an anthology.
You'll find out more over on their website.