The Irish Writers’ Centre recently launched their 2nd annual Novel Fair Competition. The closing date this year is 17th October. They’ve also created a new website here for the fair which tells you all you need to know and gives you plenty of information and background on last year’s shortlisted novelists.
The big news from last year surely was Niamh Boyce whose novel The Herbalist was snapped up by Penguin Ireland with a proposed publication date set for 2013. Well done Niamh!
For those of you struggling to tame the beast called Novel there’s an intensive Novel Writing Course being run by the Writer’s Centre over a five day period between 3rd and 7th September. Tutors include Carlo Gebler, Keith Ridgway, Sean O’Reilly, Karen Gillece and Mia Gallagher. Full details here.
So no excuses…