March '21

By the time our submission window closed, at the end of February, we had received manuscripts in many genres - fiction, non-fiction and poetry. This will be read by a panel of four readers over the next three months. 

Two of Angela Keogh's radio plays were broadcast this year. The first of which, The Winter Dress, can be heard on the following link: 


John MacKenna will present a two-part online workshop on the life and work of Leonard Cohen at the

Molly Keane Writers' Retreat via Zoom this weekend, March 13th and 14th. Full details available at this link:


Congratulations to Caroline Heffernan, whose fifty word piece on The End of Winter was selected for inclusion in our latest newsletter. The piece appears below. If you would like to receive our bi-monthly newsletter, please subscribe to the website.

The fire flickers as dusk descends.
‘Dad,’ I shout, as you stumble when you stand.
Face fallen, speech slurred, I tremble as I dial 999.
Ambulance arrives.
Stroke confirmed.
A precautionary test before your rehab reveals the worst.
Three weeks later your final winter ends.

Caroline Heffernan