Monday, November 24, 2014

5 Days Until Closing.....

of the Fish Publishing Short Story Competition. See for details. Good luck!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

2015 Workshop Retreat Schedule in Process

I am in the midst of putting together the residential workshop retreats at Anam Cara Writer's and Artist's Retreat (the rest of the year people are retreating to work on their own projects). Let me know if you would like more information on any of these; I'll have the complete schedule ready in the next few days:

‘‘What do I Mean by Creativity?" A Proprioceptive Writing Retreat
Led by Ginny Keegan,
Arrival: Saturday, 18 April 2015
Departure: 25 April 2015

Painting The Beautiful Beara Peninsula of Ireland: A Watercolor Painter's Idea of Heaven
Led by: Evelyn Dunphy,
Arrival: Saturday, 30 May 2015
Departure: Saturday, 6 June 2015

Lining Our Thoughts: A Poetry Writing Workshop
Led by: Leanne O’Sullivan ('Sullivan,%20Leanne.html)
Arrival: Saturday, 11 July 2015
Departure: Saturday, 17 July 2015

Loosening the Bonds - A Silent, Guided, Elements
Retreat Leader: Kim Richardson
Arrival: Saturday, 15th August 2015
Departure: Saturday 22nd August 2015

Singing Over the Bones
Retreat Leader: Sharon Blackie (
Arrival: Sunday, 11 October 2015
Departure: Friday, 16 October 2015

Tuesday, November 4, 2014


The Fish Publishing Short Story First Prize is €3,000; second prize: A week in residence at Anam Cara Writer's and Artist's Retreat in Eyeries, Beara, West Cork.

The ten best stories will be published in the 2015 Fish Anthology.

This year's judge, Jennifer Johnston, has been described by Roddy Doyle as "Ireland's greatest writer." She is the recipient of many awards, including The Whitbread Award for The Old Jest, and a Lifetime Achievement from the Irish Book Awards, and has been short-listed for the Booker Prize. She has published 16 novels and five plays.

Closing Date: 30 November 2014
Word Limit: 5,000
Results: 17 March 2015
Anthology Published: July 2015
Submission Fee: €20 for first, €10 thereafter.
Critique of your story (optional): €45, available year round.
See for more details.