Windows 20 years Celebratory Anthology for sale (see Below)
Windows Publications 21st National Student Poetry Competition
Windows Publications in association with Cavan Crystal open their 21st National Student Poetry Competition Adjudicated by Heather Brett & Noel Monahan €100 1st Prize in each category With several runner-up prizes and over 50 highly commended certificates Closing date Friday 22nd March 2013 For email entries please send to: firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to Windows/Cavan Crystal Poetry Competition, Cavan Crystal Hotel, Dublin Rd. Co. Cavan, Ireland by FRIDAY 22nd MARCH 2013. Awards will be held in Cavan Crystal Hotel on Sunday 19th May at 4pm. Junior Category- Open to all students throughout Ireland and the U.K. in primary or national school education or equivalent. Senior Category- Open to all students throughout Ireland and the U.K. in second level education or equivalent. Irish Language Category - Open to all students between 10 - 18years old. Enquiries: 0870534737 www.windowspublications.com
“Magic,” says Noel Monahan explaining what he’s looking for from a poem as Windows Publications open their 2012 poetry competition to celebrate 20 years. “In one word, magic. Because it has to jump off the page. So many people just use the stale metaphor, or hackneyed words. We are looking for something that’s totally new. It is very easy to decide on a good poem. They just stand out.” Does that come from authenticity? “Absolutely, someone who has the creative gift is saying something new. It is the same as painting, because poetry is writing in images and getting the music right.” “And it’s harder now to get published in a quality publication,” agrees Heather. When possible Heather Brett edits and publishes the work of top winners and highly commended students. Their last anthology was entitled ‘Towards a Wilderness’ which ‘Books Ireland’ hailed as a “delightful collection” brimming with “marvelous and heart warming work; infectious fun or deep thought sincerity”. Heather and Noel are proud that Windows has survived the transition from the days of the typewriter through to the age of internet. “We have been 20 years doing it now and want to celebrate that we have managed to survive in the ephemeral world of literature in these days in Ireland.
‘‘Heather Brett and Noel Monahan are well ahead of Europe.’’
Rita Kelly speaking about Windows Publications at Caomhnú Literary Festival, 2007.