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A blog by Ink Stains

Ink Stains is our blog dedicated to younger writers. Here we post competitions, information on events and tips. The best advice? Keep reading – everything you can lay your hands on, and keep writing. Write for yourself to find your voice. If you’d like to contribute to this blog drop vanessa@writing.ie an email.

Ink Stains is our blog dedicated to younger writers. Here we post competitions, information on events and tips. The best advice? Keep reading - everything you can lay your hands on, and keep writing. Write for yourself to find your voice. If you'd like to contribute to this blog drop vanessa@writing.ie an email. Our superb Ink Stains illustration is by Emily Hearne , age 12, who is a 6th Class Student at Gaelscoil Uí Drisceoil, Cork, thank you Emily!

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Age 10-16? UK Holiday Writing Competition

Posted by Ink Stains on 27 June 2019.

Become a published author on The Tourist Trail Blog! Have you enjoyed a fantastic day out or staycation in the UK? Throughout the 2019 Summer School Holidays we’re offering young people aged between 10 – 16 years old the chance to have their work published on The Tourist Trail Blog. Prizes We have three great prizes for our favourite entries: First Prize – A family ticket to any Attraction listed on our website Second Prize – £75 of book tokens...

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Kids Magazine The Caterpillar Poetry Prize Winner Announced

Posted by Ink Stains on 6 June 2019.

The winner of this year’s €1,000 (£882.86) Caterpillar Poetry Prize is Andrew Weale for his children’s poem ‘Wonder-pudderful’. The Caterpillar is a magazine of poems, stories and art, created by grown-ups for children. It is the younger sibling of The Moth, an art & literature magazine for grown-ups.  The Caterpillar is for kids between the ages of 7 and 11(ish), though grown-ups are bound to like it too. It appears four times a year ‒ in March, June, September and December ‒...

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Calling all Young Authors: The Wild Words Book and Festival

Posted by Ink Stains on 14 February 2019.

Deadline for submissions is 31st March, 2019. The Wild Words Book is part of Carrick on Shannon’ s annual Wild Words Festival and features writing by young adults from all over Ireland aged 14 to 17 years who have started to write their own short stories and poetry. They are now looking for submissions for Vol. 7. Entry is free. Those selected will have their work professionally edited and published and also get free admission...

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WebWise Writing Competition for Teens

Posted by Ink Stains on 8 February 2019.

Web Wise are looking to hear from the youth of Ireland about their experiences of the online world. Enter our competition to write or blog article or poem about all things technology. Do you know of an app that is gaining in popularity and would like to submit a review? Do you have a great tip for managing your online wellbeing? Share it now by emailing us at: internetsafety@pdst.ie What Your Article Should Look Like? The...

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Laureate na nÓg Sarah Crossan Needs Your Help!

Posted by Writing IE Admin on 5 October 2018.

Please help to spread the word! Laureate na nÓg Sarah Crossan is looking for partners to help deliver her #WeAreThePoets project If you work with young people and have an idea for an event or project, she wants to hear from you. Sarah wants to involve children and young people from across Ireland, especially those who don’t normally have access to creativity and the arts. You can watch a short video about Sarah’s mission as Laureate and find...

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Animal Farm by George Orwell

Posted by Writing IE Admin on 11 September 2018.

Hello fellow bookworms! I hope you enjoyed a nice, long and relaxing summer filled with an abundance of books.  I apologise for not posting in a while, I can’t say it was because I hadn’t read any books of interest ( trust me, I have!) but I was so engrossed in the Anne of Green Gables series I told myself, I’d post again at back to school time! So, when it comes to book reviews...

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One of My Favourite Books

Posted by Sarah Fitzgerald on 25 July 2018.

Hi, this is my first post and I’m mad about books you may gather. I have recently been honoured to become a book ambassador to promote children and teens to read more .I had a meeting with Government in the Oireachtas where I presented my literacy research proposals to encourage children and teens to perhaps spend more time reading books. My work was very well received and I have got some lovely feedback and invitations....

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Introducing Sarah Fitzgerald

Posted by Sarah Fitzgerald on 20 June 2018.

Ink Stains is our blog dedicated to younger writers. Run by Book Ambassador Sarah Fitzgerald who attends Kinsale Community School in County Cork. To contact Sarah, email contact@writing.ie or visit her own blog www.sarahsbookproject.com

K’in Literary Journal Looking for Young Writers

Posted by EKTobin on 9 June 2018.

K’in is looking for young writers — age 12 to 17 — to submit to the journal. Terms and Conditions General We publish two issues a year, online only—May and November —and have reading periods from November 1-March 31 and June 1-September 30. Submissions are accepted only through Submittable. Please include a brief cover letter and bio of not more than 50 words (See below if you’re unfamiliar with writing a bio.). For all submissions,...

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An Tanaiste Simon Coveney TD meets with book ambassador Sarah

Posted by EKTobin on 7 May 2018.

Sarah Fitzgerald aged 14 from Kinsale Community School who presented a government submission to An Tanaiste Simon Coveney TD and Senator Tim Lombard around her award winning literacy research promoting children to read books. One of her ten key recommendations includes an Irish book trust scheme where every child aged 6 months in Ireland gets a box of books. www.sarahsbookproject.com  She is shortly to meet with the Oireachtas Education & Skills Committee to discuss her...

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