Call for submissions: Kilkenny Poetry Broadsheet Issue 19

Call for submissions: Kilkenny Poetry Broadsheet Issue 19
Kilkenny County Council Arts Office is delighted to announce their call out for submissions for the publication of the nineteenth issue of the very popular KILKENNY POETRY BROADSHEET. The aim of the publication is to give Kilkenny writers, born or based in Kilkenny City and County, a platform for their work. We are thrilled to have Jean O' Brien as our 2019 editor. Last year 51 writers answered the call out for submissions, sending in ninety five poems for consideration. Twelve poems, by ten poets, were selected by Editor Peter Sirr for publication and a further five poems shortlisted. Following publication the Broadsheet is available free throughout the city and country via the library branches and other venues.

Jean O'Brien Broadsheet Editor

Writer and Poet, Jean O'Brien is a Dubliner. She was writer in residence for County Laois in 2005. Having published five collections of poetry, her latest, New & Selected Fish on a Bicycle was reprinted by Salmon Publishing in 2018. The 2017/18 recipient of the Patrick and Katherine Kavanagh Fellowship, Jean has won awards for her poetry including The Arvon International Poetry Prize, the Fish International Prize and was recently shortlisted for the UCD Voices of War Poetry prize. Jean has a Masters in Philosophy in Creative Writing/Poetry from Trinity College and tutors in places as diverse as the Irish Writers Centre, Community groups, schools, prisons and at degree level and is a contributor to Sunday Miscellany and other programmes.

Jean O' Brien will also be providing a poetry workshop giving participants the opportunity to meet the editor, get feedback on their work, generate new writing, learn approaches to revision and increase their knowledge of poetic techniques. It will also provide a chance to gain perspectives on the Broadsheet editorial process. The poetry discussed or written during the workshop cannot be submitted to the Broadsheet.

We are now accepting submissions from poets born or based in Kilkenny City and County. Application forms and submission rules are available from the Kilkenny Arts Office, 5 Dean Street, Kilkenny. T: 056 7794138. E: or can be downloaded below.

No electronic submissions accepted. Submissions must be in hard copy. Closing date for receipt of submissions is no later than 4pm on Friday 29th March 2019.

Broadsheet 19 application form.docx (size 77.2 KB)


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