Welcome to the Virtual Writer Fiction section where you can read short fiction from Irish and international contributors.

If you would like to see your own work featured here, the editor is currently seeking submissions of short stories or novel extracts up to 2,500 words. Submit your work.

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Report from Alan McMonagle Book Launch

More videos from Alan’s book launch

Francis Ledwidge Creative Writing Award

To commemorate the Francis Ledwidge Centenary 1917 – 2017 Meath County Council Cultural Services are pleased to announce the establishment of the Francis Ledwidge Creative Writing Award. This award is open to practitioners of all creative writing genres on the island of Ireland over 18 years of age.

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The Awakened Life

“The Awakened Life” DVD addresses important issues that arise in the writing of poetry and fiction. In these excerpts Pat Boran discusses the rudiments of his art and outlines the writing of a poem/short story from inspiration to publication.

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Writing the Short Story

writing the short storyThis presentation is aimed at those who are beginning to write short fiction and who are looking for some general guidelines.  It examines the individual components of the short story, for example, character, plot, setting, among others, and looks at how each of these elements work in practice… view clips