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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.

Grants and Bursaries Available in Ireland
Posted by Vanessa O'Loughlin in .

These are a range of the grants and bursaries available in Ireland – we hope that it will be an evolving list so if we’ve missed one that you know...

National Novel Writing Month – Val Healy Part Three
Posted by Valerie Healy in .

I feel like I am saying good bye to an old friend now as November draws to a close and we come to the end of the National Novel Writing...

National Novel Writing Month – Val Healy Part Two
Posted by Valerie Healy in .

As we start the 3rd writing week in NANWRIMO, I have a word count of 30,001.  I have built up a nice excess of words and I am completely on target,...

NaNoWriMo: Worldwide – Jennifer Baker
Posted by Jennifer Baker in .

National Novel Writing Month (aka NaNoWriMo or NaNo) is upon us. For those who don’t know what NaNo is, it is a 30 day challenge to write a 50,000 word...

National Novel Writing Month – Valerie Healy Part One
Posted by Valerie Healy in .

This will be my first year taking part in NaNaWriMo.  She has gone mad, I hear you say.  Why would you want to write 50K words in 30 days? It...

National Novel Writing Month
Posted by Sally Clements in .

Get ready – November is NaNoWriMo Month! For those who haven’t heard, November is National Novel Writing Month. NaNoWriMo is a month-long event, set up by writer Chris Baty that...

Grace Wynne-Jones and The Writing Process
Posted by Grace Wynne-Jones in .

‘A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.’  Maya Angelou Here is a bit of light reading about writing. The ‘tips’ could...

From Classroom to Contract in Two Years
Posted by Eileen Gormley in .

The dream of anyone who has every put pen to paper is be a published writer. Ideally, a published writer whose books are available all over the world and who...

Getting the Job Done at Mountains to Sea
Posted by Vanessa O'Loughlin in .

The Mountains to the Sea festival, programmed by Tim Carey, Bert Wright and Sarah Webb is one of the busiest, most comprehensive literary festivals in Ireland today. In a whirlwind...

Online Courses for Writers – Sally Clements
Posted by Sally Clements in .

No matter how well you write – you can always write better. I’m a fervent believer in the value of learning. When I completed my first full manuscript, I remember...