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Helen Moorhouse’s Writing Place
Posted by Helen Moorhouse in > News for Writers

My first novel, The Dead Summer, was started with pen and paper at my garden table on a blazing July day in 2009 as barely more than a doodle. Much...

Foreign Rights Sales for Tyringham Park
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Australian artist Rosemary McLoughlin moved to Ireland in her twenties. As she approaches the age of 70, she has just published her debut novel Tyringham Park, which has been compared...

Have You Voted in the Irish Book Awards?
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The Bord Gais Energy Irish Book Awards are the highlight of the publishing year for the literary world bringing together the entire literary community – readers, authors, booksellers, publishers and...

30 under 30: Innovation and Talent from Wordlegs
Posted by Elizabeth Reapy in > News for Writers

Wordlegs is an exceptional website that fosters and publishes new writing talent. Editor Elizabeth Reapy told writing.ie what wordlegs is all about, and about their latest venture, a print edition...

Impac Longlist Announced with Record Number of Irish Nominees
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The longlist for the €100,000 International IMPAC DUBLIN Literary Award, the world’s most valuable annual literary prize for a single work of fiction published in English, is published today. The...

Blurb Expanding to Include Magazines
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In a very interesting move for writers, the creative publishing platform Blurb has released two additions to its on-demand print products – Magazines and Brochures. These new products, available via...

Penguin & Random House Merger
Posted by Vanessa O'Loughlin in > News for Writers

We are sure many of you will have by now heard the news that Random House and Penguin are set to merge in a £2.4bn deal creating Penguin Random House,...

It’s NaNoWriMo Time Again!
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NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month is about to start again! Last year Val Healy gave us her progress reports in National Novel Writing Month Parts One, Two and Three and...

Welcome to the new look writing.ie!
Posted by Vanessa O'Loughlin in > News for Writers

With twice as much content, an expanded section For Readers and a whole new Irish language section, we’ve been working behind the scenes for the past nine months to fix...

Dublin Book Festival Announces 2012 Programme Highlights
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Dublin Book Festival has announced its 2012 programme highlights and a return to the traditional home of Irish publishing in Smock Alley Theatre, Temple Bar. 2012 Festival dates: 13th – 18th November...