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Competition: Hay Festival Europa28

Article by ERMurray © 12 June 2019.
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Competition deadline: 1st February 2020

Comma Press is currently working in collaboration with Hay Festival and Wom@rts to present Europa28 – an anthology of essays and short stories bringing together 28 acclaimed women from 28 European countries to envision the future of Europe, which we believe is much needed in this tumultuous and ever-changing time.

As part of this project, Hay Festival is running a writing competition which we think could be of interest to you to promote in your magazine. The brief is as follows:

In 100–500 words tell us what Europe means to you. It can be written in whichever form you choose – letter, poem, short story, play, song, rap – with submissions accepted in English, Spanish, French and Croatian. 

The overall winner will earn a trip for two to Hay Festival Europa28 in Rijeka, Croatia, with festival tickets, accommodation and travel included, as well as a first edition of the new Hay Festival Europa28 collection. Submissions will need to be emailed as an attachment with a name, address, age and contact phone number to europa28@hayfestival.com.

We hope you can share this fantastic opportunity with your audience, and good luck with your submissions.

For more information on the prize please visit the Hay Festival website – Hay Festival Europa28 – Competition

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Elizabeth Rose Murray lives in West Cork where she writes, fishes, and grows her own vegetables. Her first book for young adults Caramel Hearts (Alma Books) was published June 2016. Her debut novel for children aged 10-12, The Book of Learning - Nine Lives Trilogy 1 (Mercier Press) was chosen as the 2016 Dublin UNESCO City of Literature Citywide Read for Children and the follow-up The Book of Shadows - Nine Lives Trilogy 2 was shortlisted for the 2016 Irish Book Awards. The final installment The Book of Revenge will be published in February 2018.

Elizabeth has poetry and short fiction published in journals across the UK and Ireland - including Ogham Stone, Southword, South Circular, Esc and 3am - and has been shortlisted in various competitions including TV3AM Short Story, Francis MacManus, and Aesthetica Creative Works. She has also performed in Ciudades Paralelas: Station - a live writing installation.

Hoping to encourage new writers, Elizabeth provides manuscript reports and online writing courses through Inkwell Writers and Big Smoke Writing Factory. She is a regular at literary festivals, and offers adult workshops on writing for children and young adults, as well as multiple events and workshops for children and teens.

You can connect with Elizabeth on Twitter @ERMurray, Facebook www.facebook.com/ERMurray.Author or her blog www.ermurray.com