Call for Submissions
Windows Publications Celebrates 25 years
Author’s & Artist’s Introduction Series 11
Windows is a publishing concern with over 20 titles and 10 anthologies. We welcome unsolicited submissions from writers and artists anywhere - in English or Irish (and other languages if accompanied with the English translation) - of poems, short stories, play extracts and the work of visual artists. We intend to publish this celebratory anthology in May 2017.
Guidelines for Submissions
Please send a maximum of seven poems or two pieces of prose or short stories up to a maximum of 2000 words or up to seven visual images.
Work should be original, and preferably previously unpublished – we are looking for the newer voice who would benefit from the publication of their work.
Work should be typed in 12pt with single/adequate line spacing, with a cover note containing contact details.
The preferred method of submission is by email to:Heatherbrett22@hotmail.com
By post to Heather Brett 2 Loreto Wood, Cavan, Co Cavan. Ireland
Please keep a copy as work will not be returned.
Contributors will receive copies of the anthology and have a platform to read/show their work in public.
Submissions are accepted from 10th October 2016 until the closing date of 16th December to facilitate editing and publishing.
The editors are Noel Monahan & Heather Brett.
Her collections are Abigail Brown (Galway, Salmon Poetry, 1991); The Touch-Maker (Monaghan, The Alternative Publishing Company, 1994/Toronto, Literary Publishing 1994); Green Monkey,Travelling (Bristol, UK, Bluechrome, 2005); and Witness (Cavan, Windows Publications, 2015).
Heather Brett was named as Bluechrome Poet of the Year 2005. She was awarded the 1992 Brendan Behan Memorial Prize for Abigail Brown, and in the same year she was awarded an Arts Council Bursary.
She is founder and co-editor with Noel Monahan of Windows Publications since 1992 and is dedicated to the promotion of new voices, especially young writers.
She lives in County Cavan.
NOEL MONAHAN, BILINGUAL WRITER
Noel Monahan is a bilingual writer in English and Irish.
SEVEN POETRY COLLECTIONS
Noel Monahan has six collections of poetry published by Salmon Poetry. “ Opposite Walls, 19991, “ Snowfire”, 1995, “ Curse of The Birds”, 2000, “ The Funeral Game”, 2004, “ Curve of The Moon”, 2010. His 6th. collection “Where The Wind Sleeps”, New & Selected Poems was published in May 2014.
A 7th. collection: Celui Qui Porte Un Veau, The Calf-Bearer, translations by Emmanuel Malherbet of Noel Monahan’s poetry into French was published by L’Arbre in October 2014. Publisher: Christine Brisset-Le Mauve, 7 rue d’Hameret, 02370 Aizy-Jouy, France.
NATIONAL LITERARY AWARDS
Noel Monahan has won several literary awards:
POETRY IRELAND SEACAT NATIONAL AWARD, 2001,
THE P.J. O’CONNOR, RTE RADIO DRAMA AWARD, 20001,
THE A.S.T.I. ACHIEVEMENTS AWARD, 2002,
THE HIBERNO-ENGLISH POETRY AWARD, 2004,
THE IRISH WRITERS UNION POETRY AWARD, 2005.
He also won THE KILKENNY PRIZE FOR POETRY and THE WILLIAM ALLINGHAM POETRY AWARD.
In February 2012 LONGFORD CO. COUNCIL celebrated THE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENTS of Noel Monahan’s literary career in Backstage Theatre, Longford. The event was organised by Longford’s Arts Officer, Fergus Kennedy.
In April 2012, Noel received an Arts & Entertainment Award from Northern Sound Radio.
PRESCRIBED TEXT FOR LEAVING CERTIFICATE ENGLISH
Noel Monahan’s work was prescribed text for The New English Leaving Certificate English Course and it featured in the examination in 2011.
BOOKS EDITED BY NOEL MONAHAN
Noel is co-editor of Windows Publications since 1992. Together with Heather Brett, he has published several Emerging Writers and Visual Artists in their series: Authors & Artists Introductions. 1-10.
CATHAL BUÍ 2001, Selected Poems and Short Stories, edited by Noel Monahan & Jim Nolan, 2001.
BADAL, Knocknarea Writers , Co. Sligo, edited by Noel Monahan 2003.
GARDEN OF GOLDEN APPLES, Pupils of St. Daigh’s NS,Inniskeen, edited by Noel Monahan 2009.
ALMOST LOST, Ballymahon Writers, edited by Noel Monahan, 2011.
WINDOWS 20, edited by Heather Brett and Noel Monahan, 2012, to celebrate 20 years of publishing.
WRITING ACROSS BORDERS, A COLLECTION OF ORIGINAL POETRY FROM WRITERS’ GROUPS LIVING IN IRELAND’S BORDER REGION. Edited by Noel Monahan, 2013.
Ring Around The Moon, A Collection of Writing from Longford, edited by Noel Monahan, 2014.
LIST OF PLAYS BY NOEL MONAHAN
Oedipus Rex by Sophocles, translation and stage adaptation by Noel Monahan, performed by Temenos Theatre in Andrew’s Lane Theatre Dublin in 1991.
Half A Vegetable , a dramatic presentation of Patrick Kavanagh’s poetry, performed by Temenos Theatre at several venues including Inniskeen at the opening of the centre there.
A Proverbial Wet Summer performed by St. Clare’s College
Feathers Of Time, performed in Ramor Theatre by St. Clare’s College.
Broken Cups, Winner of The P.J. O’Connor Award, 2001 and directed by Aidan Matthews for RTE Radio 1 Drama., 2002.
Talking Within, Short Listed for the P.J. O’Connor Award 2002 and directed by Pádraig McIntyre at Ramor Theatre, 2003.
Exits And Entrances, performed by St. Clare’s college, at Ramor Theatre. 2003.
Where Borders Begin, Commissioned by Cavan Co. Council and performed at Ramor Theatre by St. Clare’s College. 2004.
To Walk On The Wind, performed by St. Clare’s College at Ramor Theatre. 2005.
The Hidden Child, performed by St. Clare’s College, 2006.
The Children Of Lir, performed by Livin Dred Theatre, 2007 in several venues.
Lovely Husbands. Performed as part of The Henry James Festival, Bailieborough, 201
Noel has participated in several festivals and Summer Schools including:
CLIFDEN ARTS FESTIVAL, KILKENNY ARTS FESTIVAL,
LITERARY PAPERS DELIVERED BY NOEL MONAHAN
“Goldsmith The Satirist” The Goldsmith Summer School, June 1992.
“ From Roche’s Point To The Silver Flask”, paper on John Montague, The William Carleton Summer School, 1994.
“ The Cavan Years, paper on Percy French, The Percy French Festival, Cavan 1996.
“ Colours Within”, paper on the paintings of Neal Greig, Monaghan Museum, April 1994.