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Stories for the Ear. Volume 5 - call for submissions

Kildare County Council Arts Service invites applications from writers (aged 12 +) living in or from County Kildare, to submit a short story to be included in ‘Stories for the Ear. Volume 5’

Theme for 2015: Spring, Summer or Autumn

Closing date for applications: Friday 5th June 2015 

Successful applicants: Short listed authors will be invited to work with curator Neil Donnelly to refine and edit their story to best fit the medium of spoken word.

Launch: Stories for the Ear. Volume 5 will be launched at the Kildare Readers Festival (15th – 18th October)

Word count: 1500 – 2000  words or 7-10 minutes when spoken / performed. 

The fifth volume of this successful project is an audio showcase of writers from County Kildare. Volume 1 - 4 can be listened to via the link below


‌Successful writers will:

  • Have their story professionally recorded in the Platform4 Audio and Digital Media Studio
  • Receive a once off payment of €120 for having their story included.
  • Have their work showcased on the Kildare Arts Service Website www.kildare.ie/artsservice and Kildare Arts Service’s Youtube channel

How to apply:

Please email (preferred option) or post a copy of your short story to Eoghan Doyle in the Arts Service at the address below, along with a biography and picture of yourself, and your contact information.

Please send applications to:

Eoghan Doyle, Kildare Assistant County Arts Officer,

Riverbank, Main Street, Newbridge, Co. Kildare.

Tel: 045 448326        Email: ekdoyle@kildarecoco.ie


Closing date for applications is Friday 5th June 2015.

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