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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

In the Write Light Summer Competition

Picasso, the dream
I saw this last night as I was looking through the Sunday Independent.  Last week there was an interesting piece in the Indo about J.D. Salinger.  Salinger it seems was a very controlling and emotionally distant man.  Anyway, back to topic.

This short story competition is open to Irish writers and the prize is a place on In the Write Light's September workshop with Nell McCafferty in Tarifa in Spain.  The prize includes return flights from Dublin to Malaga with Aer Lingus.  (I flew to Malaga last summer with Aer Lingus and it was the nicest flight I've ever had)

The subject of the competition is "The Holiday".  Entries can be fiction or non-fiction and can be no more than 2,200 words. 

The closing date for entries is August 15th.  Two copies should be sent to Books Editor, Sunday Independent, 27-32 Talbot Street, Dublin 1.

It could be cool to take a stab at this competition!

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  1. Thanks Orla, I'd never heard of this, it sounds interesting. I've loved Nell since I heard her on "Goodnight Sisters" in the 1980's.
    Its a lovely prize too, a workshop in spain; except for the deep tissue massage part, must be the only woman in the country/universe who hates the thought of spa treatments etc.. what ever they are exactly, hey! maybe I too am controlling and distant, just like JD (the joy!)

  2. lol Niamh sher it's good to try new things (sometimes). I've read are you somebody by nuala o'faolain and nell by mccafferty. they are interesting reads. was there some big declaration today about bloody sunday, I haven't seen the news.

    The thought of a spanish sun is wonderful for sure.