Munster Literature Centre
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Author: James O’Leary

  • Aneas 2023: Glaoch Oscailte

    Aneas 2023: Glaoch Oscailte

    Cuirfidh an iris bhliantúil litríochta Gaeilge Aneas fáilte roimh ábhar don gceathrú eagrán ó scríbhneoirí na Gaeilge idir 1 Aibreán agus 1 Bealtaine 2023. Dánta agus gearrscéalta amháin atáthar ag glacadh leo faoi láthair. Ní mór don ábhar a bheith neamhfhoilsithe. Cuirfear fáilte roimh ábhar ó scríbhneoirí bunaithe agus guthanna nua araon. Tuilleadh eolais, agus clárú le […]

  • Prebooked Poetry Readings at Cork International Poetry Festival 2023

    Prebooked Poetry Readings at Cork International Poetry Festival 2023

    This is your opportunity to apply for one of six reading slots available at the Prebooked Poetry Introductions reading at 4pm on Friday May 19th 2023, part of the Cork International Poetry Festival. Each poet will have the opportunity to read in a ten-minute reading slot and receive an honorarium of €150. You must be […]

  • Fool for Poetry International Chapbook Competition Results

    Fool for Poetry International Chapbook Competition Results

    The winners of the 2022 Fool for Poetry International Chapbook Competition, Milica Mijatović and Tracy Gaughan, will read from their winning chapbooks on 20th May 2023 at the Cork International Poetry Festival. We have also highlighted the finalists and highly commended entries below. First Prize War Food by Milica Mijatović Ohio, USA Milica Mijatović is a Serb poet and […]

  • Songwriting Workshop with John Spillane (15 Feb – 8 March)

    Songwriting Workshop with John Spillane (15 Feb – 8 March)

    Four-week workshop on Wednesday evenings Time: 7 – 9 p.m. (four weeks, 15 February – 8 March)Venue: via ZoomClass size: Maximum of twelveCost: €120 or €100 (concession to unwaged)  This is an online workshop, open to anyone in the world. You will need to have access to a laptop / tablet / phone / computer) which has […]

  • Southword 43 Launch, 2nd February in Waterstones Cork

    Southword 43 Launch, 2nd February in Waterstones Cork

    The launch of Southword 43 will take place in Waterstones, Cork at 7.00 p.m. on Thursday 2nd February with poetry and short story readings from issue 42 and 43 of Southword. We hope you’ll join us!

  • Southword Open for Poetry, Fiction and Essay Submissions

    Southword Open for Poetry, Fiction and Essay Submissions

    Poetry submissions are open until 28th February. Southword pays contributors €40 per poem. We welcome submissions of up to four poems per submission period.  *NOTE: We have now closed poetry submissions for Southword early as we have already filled out quota of fabulous poems which we’re able to take for our 2023 issues – we […]

  • Episode 10 of the Southword Poetry Podcast out now

    Episode 10 of the Southword Poetry Podcast out now

    Episode 10 with Paul Muldoon is now available anywhere you get podcasts. Paul Muldoon is the author of fourteen collections of poetry, including Moy Sand and Gravel, for which he received the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, and the most recent, Howdie-Skelp (2021). His other awards include the 1994 T. S. Eliot Prize, the 2003 Griffin Prize, the 2015 […]

  • Bookshop closed 21 December – 9 January

    Bookshop closed 21 December – 9 January

    Book orders received between 21st December and 9th January won’t be processed until after 9th January as the Munster Literature Centre will be closed for Christmas. Orders received after the 16th of December can’t be guaranteed to arrive before Christmas.

  • Southword Open for Poetry Submissions

    Southword Open for Poetry Submissions

    Unsolicited submissions of poetry (for our autumn 2023 issue) are open now until 28th February 2023. *NOTE: We have now closed poetry submissions for Southword early as we have already filled out quota of fabulous poems which we’re able to take for our 2023 issues – we felt it would be unfair to accept more […]

  • Alexander MacLeod will be the 2023 O’Connor Short Story Fellow

    Alexander MacLeod will be the 2023 O’Connor Short Story Fellow

    The Canadian author Alexander MacLeod will be taking up the appointment of Frank O’Connor International Short Story Fellow in October 2023. Visit our fellowship page for more information about this fellowship. Alexander MacLeod’s work has appeared in The New Yorker, Granta, The Guardian, and The Globe and Mail. His first collection of short stories, Light Lifting, was […]