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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.

Financial Expert Susan Hayes Asks Do Writers Ever Retire?
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As a writer you might not want to retire (I sure don’t think I’ll ever retire!) but you can’t predict the future. So although you might envision a busy older...

Go Big or Go Home – Studying a Creative Writing Masters in...
Posted by Dave Rudden in .

I decided to apply for the UCD Creative Writing Masters last summer because I wasn’t quite sure whether I was a writer or not. I did write – a handful...

Writing for Children or YA? Find the Magic Here!
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Sign Up Now to Find the Magic! This September 28th, Writers Web TV be officially launching with their very first free-to-watch-live-online writing workshop. They say, “We’re more excited about it than...

The Benefits of an Expert Eye by Mary Stanley
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In my childhood the word ‘nerd’ did not exist; if it had, I would have been called one, as I was the child who did algebra for fun and whose...

Writing Sci Fi or Fantasy? You Need to Read This!
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A collective of dedicated fans within the Irish science fiction community has announced its intentions to launch a bid to host the 77th Worldcon in Ireland in 2019. The plans...

All About Audio Books by Dominic of Crab Lane Studios
Posted by Dominic Crawford Collins in .

Once a small backwater of the publishing industry, audiobooks are now flourishing with sales rising by double digits annually in recent years and currents estimates for the value of the...

Media Training Tips & A Surprise Interview
Posted by Caroline Bracken in .

Little did I know, when I blagged my way into the Dublin City of Literature Author Media Training Day, that within six weeks I would be interviewed for an RTE...

Bloomsday Win! The Writing.ie/Anam Cara Bloomsday Poetry Competition
Posted by Caroline Bracken in .

When I got the news on Bloomsday that I had won the Writing.ie/Anam Cara Poetry Competition, I couldn’t wait to tell everyone. The prize was a week at Anam Cara...

Zoë Miller: Book Deals, Deadlines and 9 Months to Go…
Posted by Zoë Miller in , .

You’ve signed a book deal. Congrats! Chances are you’ve signed a two-book deal on the strength of Book 1, which has already been written and accepted and, happy days, you’ve...

Caroline Finnerty on The Midlife Crisis of Novel Writing
Posted by Caroline Finnerty in .

My first novel In a Moment wasn’t the first book that I had ever started but the difference between it and my other attempts was that it was the first...