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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.

Submissions Call: Projector Magazine
Posted by Writing.ie in , .

Submissions deadline: open Projector Magazine is a journal of literature and art run by degree candidates at the University of Greenwich, London, United Kingdom. They are looking for submissions of...

From the Liberties to Terenure: The Publisher’s Tale
Posted by Chris Mills in , .

Liberties Press, one of Ireland’s leading independent publishers celebrated ten years in business this year. The press was established at an  enterprise centre in The Liberties originally as an exclusively...

Prof. James Ryan on the UCD MA in Creative Writing
Posted by Dave Rudden in .

Dave Rudden talks to Professor James Ryan, getting to the heart of the UCD MA in Creative Writing. The UCD Creative Writing Masters receives over fifty submissions a year from...

Eoin McHugh, Transworld Ireland, in Conversation with Barbara Scully
Posted by Barbara Scully in , .

It was a real pleasure to interview Eoin McHugh of Transworld Ireland recently.  Not only was he interesting and entertaining, he also made a pot of tea and produced biscuits,...

How to Find a UK Agent
Posted by Harry Bingham in , .

Ireland is a small country with a prodigious amount of literary talent. And it’s not just that Ireland has a stunning historical tradition, it’s also that contemporary Irish authors and...

Connecting With The Book Trade
Posted by Vanessa O'Loughlin in .

When I first heard about Twitter, what feels like many moons ago, I remember saying to author Noelle Harrison that it had to be brilliant for books – often it’s...

Looking for the Next Big Thing: Faith O’Grady, Literary Agent
Posted by Bernice Barrington in , .

I am late for my interview with Faith O’Grady, having got lost en route, and when I arrive, all huffing and puffing and wielding an enormous scrapbook to take notes...

Literary Super Agent: Marianne Gunn O’Connor
Posted by Bernice Barrington in , .

What’s she like? That’s the first question that you want to know about Marianne Gunn O’Connor, right? And the second: how can she become your agent? To address the former...

Patricia Deevy Editorial Director Penguin Ireland
Posted by Bernice Barrington in , .

In the next of our Who’s Who in Irish publishing, Bernice Barrington speaks with Editorial Director of Penguin Ireland, Patricia Deevy There’s a Marian Keyes novel set in the publishing...

Ciara Doorley, Hachette Ireland
Posted by Bernice Barrington in , .

Bernice Barrington speaks to Ciara Doorley, Editorial Director at Hachette Ireland for writing.ie For anybody trying to write, the idea of a big scary editor scoring their manuscript with red lines and...