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2017 DLF POETRY & FLASH FICTION competitions now open for entries. Judges Lisa Frank & John Walsh


Saturday, June 03, 2017

The 2017 Dromineer Literary Festival poetry and flash fiction competitions are now open for entries.  We are delighted to announce that the judges for this year's competitions are Lisa Frank and John Walsh from Doire Press.


Doire Press, founded by Lisa Frank and John Walsh, is based in Connemara and publishes high-quality poetry and short story collections with an emphasis on emerging writers. It started officially in 2010 and has quickly established itself as one of the most notable small presses in Ireland. Its titles include Waiting for the Bullet by Madeleine D’Arcy, Winner of the 2015 Edge Hill Readers’ Prize; In a Hare’s Eye by Breda Wall Ryan, winner of the 2016 Shine/Strong Prize; Accurate Measurements by Adam White, the only Irish publication to be shortlisted for the 2013 Forward Prize for Poetry; and Galway Stories, featuring many of Ireland’s best contemporary fiction writers, including Kevin Barry, Mike McCormack, Mary Costello and Nuala Ní Chonchúir.  Its books have also been taught on university courses in Ireland and in the States.