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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

A lovely piece of news

The shortlist has been announced for the Swift Satire Competition and I’m delighted to tell you that your entry, A Hard Rain, is among those shortlisted.
The prizewinners will be announced next weekend and the winner invited to read the winning entry at the opening of the festival on Thursday 1st July.
The winning entry will be put on the website after the Festival.

Full list - Xenia Schiller, USA, The House Always Wins
Ira Nayman, Canada, Love Amid the Construction
Peter Goulding, Dublin, A Hard Rain
Connie Roberts, USA, A Modest Proposal
Fin Keegan, Mayo, The Best of Times, The Worst of Times
Oliver McDonagh, Meath, Gulliber's Travels
Tommy Murray, Trim, A time when we were inclined . . .
Frank Murphy, Meath, The Red Eye to Cancun
Mary McCall, Dublin, Land for Sale
Gaberiel McDonnell, Meath, The Best of Times, The Worst of Times

Connie was a member of this year's Poetry Ireland Introductions series and Tommy is a great Trim poet who has won many awards so I'm delighted to be in such exalted company.


  1. Oh congrat Peter hope you go all the way :)

  2. Yahoo! You're on a roll; best of luck on final judgement day.

  3. Oh, good for you! That's fantastic news! Can't wait to read it and I hope you win, but even if you don't, well done!