Competitions

We have had a fantastic response to our Poets Meet Politics International Open Poetry Competition 2020;
we thank our esteemed judge Bernard O'Donoghue and everyone who entered.


We are thrilled to congratulate this year's competition winner Isabel Palmer and the other winning entrants. The complete list of winners, commended entries and outstanding poems to be featured in our print anthology, are listed below. The anthology will be available to purchase here ) when it becomes available over the next few weeks.

The winning entries will shortly be available to read below, after the prizewinners' event is over.

Winner
'Contactless' by Isabel Palmer
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2nd Prize
'Smothering Ship' by John Gallas
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3rd Prize
'Fundraiser' by Dolores Walshe
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Commended
'Borderlands' by Iain Twiddy
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Commended
'Talking very very very loudly' by Miles Salter
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Outstanding Entries
( in no particular order )

'Oceanne' by Frank Farrelly
'Paradise Ghazal' by Maeve Henry
'Alan the Tan' by Seamus O'Garabhain
'View from the attic window' by Dolores Walshe
'Under Blue Tarp' by Sven Kretzschmar
'Calculus' by Martin Figura
'Sectarianism' by Mark Borg
'Return of the skull' by John Gallas
'The Alien Register' by Isabel Palmer
'Mystery and Magic' by Madelaine MacNamara
'The Day After' by Roger Elkin
'Caryatid' by Arne Weingart
'Secrets' by Judith Wozniak
'Phenology Notebook April 7 2020' by Bill Griffin
'The Remaining Men' by Martin Figura


For results of some of our previous competitions, and a selection of successful entries,
please scroll down and click on the links below.

Poets Meet Politics 2019
Poets Meet Politics 2017
Wild Altlantic Words 2016
Poets Meet Politics 2016
Wild Altlantic Words 2015
Poets Meet Politics 2015
Poets Meet Painters 2014
Wild Altlantic Words 2014
Poets Meet Politics 2014
Poets Meet Painters 2013
Short Short Story competition 2013
Poets Meet Painters 2012
Hungry Hill Poetry Prize 2012
Short Short Story competition 2012
Poets Meet Politics 2012
Poets Meet Painters 2011
Poets Meet Painters 2010



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About

Hungry Hill Writing was originally established by Jennifer Russell (  www.jennifer-russell ) and John Baylis Post  ( www.errisbegstudio.com ) for writers on the Beara peninsula in Ireland. It has since expanded considerably, with its readership and biannual competitions now having an international following.

We welcome contact with anyone who is interested in the kinds of writing that can be found in our Online Anthology. If you are interested in contributing, please see our submissions page. Feedback is also welcome via the contact form

For those interested in meeting others on Beara who write, or want to write, there are active writers' groups, such as our regular open poetry sessions on the last Friday of the month in Castletownbere. For details, see our Poetry Friday section, or you can contact us for more information. We also organise readings, courses and workshops from time to time; see our events & info page for the latest information.

Lastly, please note that all works on this website are in copyright: ©2011-date the individual authors. You are welcome to use brief quotations of text (suitably acknowledged) for criticism or research, but copying, forwarding, or publication of any whole piece or a substantial part of it is strictly forbidden unless you have written permission in advance from the author. If you want permission, please let us know via the contact form and we’ll put you in touch with the right person.




Publications

Below are our published anthologies that are available to buy. Click on 'more info for purchase links.

Submissions

We welcome submissions of poetry and prose ( fiction or nonfiction ) for the website. We welcome good writing of any kind from any source. Considerations of space mean that any submission should be 40 lines or fewer ( poems ) or 800 words or fewer ( prose ), and we carry no more than 4 contributions per author.

All submissions should be original work, previously unpublished, and in copyright of the author submitting; by sending us a submission you are confirming that this is so, and we accept this in good faith. Your ownership of copyright is unaffected by posting on this website.

All submissions should be made in writing; please use our contact form in the first instance to let us know of your interest. Submissions will be considered by a small editorial collective; we aim to respond within four weeks, but hope to do so more promptly. Editorial decisions are final, we are not able to offer feedback or critique. Successful submissions will be posted for about six months, unless otherwise agreed.












Online Anthology


Artificial Intelligence - Kate Ennals
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Epiphany - John Baylis Post
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The War Memorial - Jennifer Russell
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Lune for Invoking Rain - Micheál McCann
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Our Lady of Good Counsel - Jac Shortland
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Mother - Evelyn Casey
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Then Why Aren't Ya Smiling - Ceara Conway
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The Old Man - Kate Ennals
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Here it ended - Stephen Martin
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Red Shoes - Sheila O'Neil
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Rorschach Test - Paul Larochelle
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The Invisible - Karen O'Connor
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What Phoebe Hears - Nuala Ní Chonchúir
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Aftermath - Maria Merking
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Same Pace - Ceara Conway
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The Writing on the Wall - Jennifer Russell
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Lily - John Baylis Post
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That Day - Shobha Mahapatra
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Info & Events


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Regular Local Events

We are now hosting regular open poetry sessions on the last Friday of the month in Castletownbere.
For details, see the Poetry Fridays section




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Poetry Fridays

We host regular poetry evenings, open to all, on the last Friday of each month. Come and join us at whiteRoom in Castletownbere
from 8pm for informal readings ( your own poems or poems by other people ), discussion, or just listening. Come and try it!

whiteRoom is a gallery just off The Square — from The Square, head towards the seafront with Beara Action Group on your left,
and whiteRoom is a few yards along on your right.