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Stories for the Ear 2016 – A call for submissions

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Now because we are a national writing website, I usually try to focus on as wide an audience as possible when I am sharing news about writing competitions for young people. But, I am making an exception just this once because:

  • It’s 2016 and we are celebrating and commemorating 100 years since the 1916 Rising;
  • This competition has a 1916 theme; and,
  • this is a competition which young writers from the age of 12 can enter and I am always on the look out for writing comps for young writers!
So as a one off here I go promoting a competition which is only open to those living in or those originally from County Kildare.
Kildare County Council Arts Service invites applications from writers (aged 12+) living in or from County Kildare, to submit a short story to be included in ‘Stories for the Ear 1916’. The competition will be open to all writers in Kildare, including anyone who has featured in a collection previously.
The theme is 1916 and the closing date us Friday 3 June 2016. The word count is 1500-2000 words or 7-10 minutes when spoken/performed. Short listed authors will be invited to work with curator Neil Donnelly to refine and edit their story to best fit the medium of spoken word. The word count should be 1500 – 2000 words or 7-10 minutes when spoken/performed.

This will be the sixth volume of Stories for the Ear. Volumes 1 – 5 can be listened to via the link below


Successful writers will:

  • Have their story professionally recorded in the Platform4 Audio and Digital Media Studio
  • Receive a once off payment of €120 for having their story included.
  • Have their work showcased on the Kildare Arts Service Website www.kildare.ie/artsservice and Kildare Arts Service’s Youtube channel
How to apply:
Please email (preferred option) or post a copy of your short story (Please include your name, phone number and email in the document) to Eoghan Doyle in the Arts Service at the address below, along with a biography and picture of yourself and your contact information.
Please send applications to:
Eoghan Doyle, Kildare Assistant County Arts Officer,
Riverbank, Main Street, Newbridge, Co. Kildare.
Tel: 045 448326        Email: ekdoyle@kildarecoco.ie
Launch: Stories for the Ear. 1916 will be launched at the Kildare Readers Festival (Dates TBC).
Good luck Kildare writers. I’m off now to find competitions we can all enter!
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