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March Issue Call for Submissions
We live in what the ancient Chinese used to call ‘interesting times’, and it’s not over yet (whatever ‘it’ might be).
Sometimes it feels like we are crawling from a car wreck, with no idea of how it happened or where we are now. All we know is that we cannot simply carry on doing what we used to do, or what we wanted, to do without further consideration.
This has happened before; it will happen again.
It is not a time for grand visions, yet every crisis is also an opportunity. In all the bewildering noise, remember the definition of information – any difference that makes a difference. It is a time to sort out what is truly important, and to start taking those steps will that will enable it to flourish. Not a return to the normality that once was, but a humble groping towards something possibly better.
So the theme of this Spring’s Corncrake is Small Beginnings. We are looking up to about 800 words of any kind of writing – whether it be poetry, flash fiction, folktale, legend, memoir or other non-fiction. Previews and reviews of recent and upcoming Arts events are also welcome, particularly those in Fermanagh and the surrounding area, as are images and links to relevant media.
Submissions to email@example.com
Deadline: March 15th
The Autumn issue of Corncrake is Now Up
Thank You for your Patience
I fully intended to have the new issue out by Halloween, but last week I went down with a streaming cold that turned out to be COVID. I’m almost recovered now and catching up again.
Thanks to everyone who contributed to the upcoming issue; it should be another good one. In particular, congratulations to Fermanagh Writer Robert Elliott, whose debut poetry book The Colebrooke Collection is being launched today in Lisnaskea Library at 1.00 pm and in Enniskillen Library at 3.00 pm.
Submissions for October Issue
Allingham Festival Competition Deadline
The Allingham Poetry and Flash Fiction Competitions are open for entries until 16 September. Updated information and Festival schedules are posted at www.allinghamfestival.com.
Fermanagh Writers Meeting in Person Again
We meet most weeks in Blakes of the Hollow, Enniskillen, (alternating afternoon and evening) and monthly via Zoom.
Meetings for July:
The Spring Issue of Corncrake is now Live!
My thanks to everyone who made it possible
Loughshore Lines was the brainchild of Ken Ramsey, who proposed that Fermanagh writers should invite creative responses to The Erne and the surrounding landscape, to include public performances in Ballyshannon, Cavan and Enniskillen. Some of the writers are well known, but some are published here for the first time. Continue reading “Loughshore Lines”