Monday Roundup!

This week’s Monday Roundup has a new category (playwriting) which will hopefully help even more writers find places to submit! Quick reminder there are a lot of the competitions closing tomorrow so make sure to get your entries in on time! And as always, contact us with anything you feel should be included! Submission Calls…

End of one term and the start of another…

The sun is shining, the coats are locked away and it time to end our Spring/Summer semester with our annual National Flash Fiction Day event NewsFlash on 27th June in Arthurs Pub, Dublin 8. We’ve been taking parts for the last four years and it’s the perfect way to end our semester. As always this…

Monday Roundup!

This week’s Monday Roundup focuses on submissions and contains a lot more poetry! And don’t forget some of the competitions deadlines are today so make sure you get your entries in on time! As always, contact us with anything you feel should be included! Submission Calls The Incubator Journal Deadline: June; fiction. one scene plays…

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…