Thanks to Michael Farry for advising us that the annual Swift Satire competion run by the Boyne Writers group is now open for business. Full details, poetry or prose, are to be found here
This is a competition that I've had a degree of success with in the past even though I have great difficulty in differentiating between satire and sarcasm. I can do the latter quite well. Not sure about satire, though.
Also the bit about writing in the style of Swift puzzles me. For poetry, he seems to have written largely in rhyming couplets - is this then de rigeur for the competition? I might try something new this year just for the hell of it.
Swift has actually been very good for me. Apart from being shortlisted in the Boyne Swift Satire competition, I was longlisted in the Kilkenny Swift Satire competion 2006 (Final 20) and had 2 entries in the final 6 of the 2008 competition.