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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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!
Calling all Young Authors: The Wild Words Book and Festival
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...Read the full article >>
WebWise Writing Competition for Teens
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: firstname.lastname@example.org What Your Article Should Look Like? The...Read the full article >>
Laureate na nÓg Sarah Crossan Needs Your Help!
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...Read the full article >>
Animal Farm by George Orwell
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...Read the full article >>
One of My Favourite Books
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....Read the full article >>
Introducing Sarah Fitzgerald
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 email@example.com or visit her own blog www.sarahsbookproject.com
K’in Literary Journal Looking for Young Writers
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,...Read the full article >>
An Tanaiste Simon Coveney TD meets with book ambassador Sarah
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...Read the full article >>
Write Here Write Now Shortlist Announced
Ahead of an awards ceremony next month, the finalists for 2018’s Write Her Write Now competition, on the theme of Social Media: A Writer’ Tale, has been announced. The first bit of good news is that this year’s competition received an incredible response, with students all over the island entering in huge numbers. That, of course, made the job of the judges a very difficult one – but we wouldn’t have it any other way! The second...Read the full article >>
Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize: Published, Unpublished & Up To 21
It’s the final week for publishers and authors to submit their entries for 2018 Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize – the deadline is the 12th March. This is of particular importance to those publishers and agents seeking to submit entries by post. The prize is open to writers of any nationality, writing in English, including published and unpublished authors, and seeks to support and celebrate the best new adventure writing. See full details on criteria...Read the full article >>