Monday Roundup!

This week’s Monday Roundup has a lot more poetry and a few more flash fiction competitions (including our “101” competition. Only nine hours left to enter! We just couldn’t resist reminding you). It has a couple more novel competitions and some really good submissions opportunities! Hopefully, you’ll find something that suits whatever you’re writing. We’ve…

Monday roundup

Welcome to our new Monday roundup, where every week we’ll have info on upcoming competitions and other submissions opportunities for writers! If there are any submissions or competitions you feel should be included, do contact us and let us know! Submission Calls Writer Igniter The current theme is ORIGINS, must use a prompt from www.writerigniter.com…

Newsflash for NewsFlash!

National Flash Fiction Day takes place Saturday 27th June 2015. For the past two years we’ve hosted Dublin’s flash fiction event, and we’re delighted to be back again this year, proudly presenting Newsflash! We want flash that is powerful and intimate, brief and highly charged. We are inviting submissions from anyone who might like to…

Q&A: John Kenny

Our new Q&A series with facilitators at and friends of Big Smoke continues with John Kenny, who teaches a variety of classes with us, including speculative fiction workshops and editing seminars. What do you like best about teaching creative writing? That moment when you feel a group of participants really engage with the topic being…

Q&A: Dave Lordan

Our new Q&A series with facilitators at and friends of Big Smoke continues with Dave Lordan, who teaches on our Dublin Young Authors programme as well as offering courses for adults. What do you like best about teaching creative writing? Meeting so many different people and personalities who have so many different stories to tell…

Q&A: Kate Quigley

Our new Q&A series with facilitators at and friends of Big Smoke continues with Kate Quigley, who works with us on events and our Inverse programme. What’s the best and worst advice you’ve ever got in a writing workshop? I think that workshops are very progressive things & you need to go in with the…

New courses!

We’ve just added several new courses to our list, including Developing Your Work-In-Progress and Novel In Progress for intermediate/advanced writers, and half-day workshops in Performance for Writers and Introduction to Creative Writing. You can find our full course list here – we’ve lots of workshops beginning from early April onwards. As ever, do please contact…