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Scroll down to read our articles on who exactly is who in Irish publishing – from agents to editors, state agencies to organisations, this is section is essential reading for anyone new to the industry.

Derek Flynn’s Lockdown Lit Picks: Peter Murphy
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A lot of people around the country are finding they have a bit more time on their hands at the moment. And many are using that time to catch up...

Derek Flynn’s Lockdown Lit Picks: Catherine Ryan Howard
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A lot of people around the country are finding they have a bit more time on their hands at the moment. And many are using that time to catch up...

Dave Lordan: Free Online Classes for the Duration of the Crisis
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From Wednesday 18th March at 7pm, Dave Lordan will begin teaching a Beginners Adult Creative Writing class by livestream from www.facebook.com/davelordancreativity . It will of course be free, and open to...

Behind the Bestseller: Get the Inside Track

Sam Blake writes writes bestselling thrillers – her latest Keep Your Eyes on Me has been in the Irish top ten for eight weeks (and is currently 25% off at...

Samaritans: depicting suicide and self-harm in literature
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UK charity Samaritans has published a practical factsheet for authors and publishers on the depiction of suicide and self-harm in fiction, non-fiction and other media. In a new factsheet, developed...

Rules for Writers: Part Three by R.M. Clarke
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You’ve done all that – you signed up to a lifelong writer’s group, had your journal submission dates etched into the calendar, and re-mortgaged your home to enter every writing...

Rules for Writers: Part Two by R.M. Clarke
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OK, you’ve finished your novel. Actually finished it. You’ve put it through the blender once or twice, that one friend and your cat have stopped replying to your increasingly plaintive...

Rules for Writers: Part One by R.M. Clarke
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You have a book in you. You know it. You need to get it out, somehow. Not just anywhere mind; neither the gutter nor the pub will do. You need...

Writing for a Shared World Anthology by Amanda J Evans
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I’m a big fan of anthologies and short story collections and have been fortunate to have work included in a number of them over the past few years. The Asylum...

The Power of the Follow Loop By Dina Santorelli
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While it’s true that no author is an island (it takes a sizable village to get a book to press, whether you’re an indie or traditionally published), being an author...