If you’re an aspiring author can I suggest you practice the art of getting published by entering some of the brilliant writing competitions currently open at Listowel Writers’ Week.
Visit www.writersweek.ie/competitions for all the details.
There are loads of writing competitions here, you’ll be spoiled for choice! From Sports writing to poetry, screenplays to writing for young people and many many more there is a competition for every writer.
The Bryan Macmahon Short Story Award has a prize of €2000 and costs €10 to enter.
Many of these writing competitions are free to enter, the rest cost between €5 and €20. You can submit online and you can enter more than one. Most close by 3rd March so get submitting.
Writers’ awards go a long way to helping build a literary profile.