2013 OVER THE EDGE NEW WRITER OF THE YEAR
Sheila Armstrong, Dublin
for her stories 'To Come Home' & 'Badhbh'
Bernie Ashe, Galway
for 'Crow' & other poems
Eileen Bennett, Co, Galway
for her story 'John Byrne Rides Again'
Patricia Bennett, Fermanagh
for her story 'The Chapel of Ease'
Nora Brennan, Kilkenny
for 'Moon' & other poems
Stephanie Brennan, Co. Galway
for 'Points West' & other poems
Marie Cadden, Co. Galway
for 'Disturbing The Queen' & other poems
Margaret Cahill, Limerick
for her story 'Moving In'
Alvy Carragher, Galway
for her story 'What Sarah Knows' & 'Broken Symmetry' & other poems
Lesley Cassidy, Galway
for her stories 'Turquoise', ' & 'Sally' &; also for 'Diagnosis' & other poems
Miriam Clyne, Galway
for 'Where are the Voices?' & other poems
Brian Colgan, Galway
for 'From Babi Yar to Bethlehem'
Teresa Coleman, Mayo
for her story 'Elizabeth'
Denis Collins, Wexford
for 'Pete' & other poems
Stephanie Conn, Antrim
from 'When you leave' & other poems
Chris Connolly, Dublin
for his story 'Fake Plastic Trees'
Rachel Coventry, Galway
for 'Like her Grandmother' & other poems
Bernie Crawford, Co. Galway
for 'Fear of Mothering' & other poems
Kate Dempsey, Kildare
for 'What Does Larry Do' & other poems
Maurice Devitt, Dublin
for 'A Stranger in the House' & other poems
for 'The Heist' & other poems
Kevin Doyle, Cork
for his story 'Whatever It Was About Men'
Dagmar Drabent, Galway
for 'Time life' & other poems
Judy Drazin, Bristol, UK
for 'Odile's Song' & other poems
Paul Duffy, Wicklow
for his story 'The Vapour's Project'
Elizabeth Dulcie, Torquay, UK
for her story 'Crusing By Numbers'
Kate Ennals, Cavan
for 'What ever you say...say nothing' & other poems
Niall Foley, Edinburgh
for his story 'Phone call from the West of Ireland'
Erin Fornoff, Dublin
for 'On Planes' & other poems
Sean Glynn, Co. Galway
for his story 'Hackett's Hole'
Sandra Harris, Dublin
for her stories 'The Miracle At Saint Mary's' & 'A Death'
Mary Healy, Kilkenny
for her story 'What's Worth Keeping'
Meriel Heather, Dublin
for 'King' and other poems
Brian Hefferan, Mayo
for his story 'Adrift In Summer's Time'
Phyl Herbert, Dublin
for his story 'R-E-V-O-L-V-E'
Patrick Hewitt, Dublin
Aidan Hynes, Dublin
for his stories 'Confetti On The Moon' & 'Hair'
Anne Irwin, Galway
for 'The Stations of the Crossbar' & other poems
Katherine Janeczeck, Galway
for 'Genesis' & other poems
Rupert Jenkins, Scotland
for his story 'Tender To The Shore'
Eileen Keane, Kildare
for her story 'Freezing Rasberries'
Lorraine Kelly, Galway
for her story 'The Wait'
Susan Kelly, Mayo
for 'Mother Superior' & other poems
Gary King, Galway
for his story 'The Returned'
Brian Kirk, Dublin
for his story 'The Creaseless Society'
Tom Lavelle, Galway
for 'How I Talk To God' & other poems
Brian Leeson, Belfast
for his story 'Return To Benevenagh'
Philippa Maguire, Co. Galway
for 'Dinner' & other poems
Jennifer Matthews, Cork
for 'Planning Permission' & other poems
Mari Maxwell, Co. Galway
for her story 'Equal Commisson'
Anna McCarthy, New York
for her story 'An Inventory of Slights'
Deirdre McClay, Donegal
for her story 'Traps'
Pat McDonnell, Galway
for his story 'Three Sisters in the Sky'
Christopher Meehan, Co. Galway
for 'The Ever Changing Definition of Youth in Revolt'
Sighle Meehan, Galway
for 'Gatsby Girl' & other poems
Mary McGill, Dublin
for her story 'The Cat's Mother'
Jennifer McGowan, Oxfordshire, UK
for 'Penelope' & other poems
Louis Mulcahy, Kerry
for 'Good Deed' & other poems
Maeve Mulrennan, Galway
for her story 'Cradle'
Brendan Murphy, Co. Galway
for his story'The Loneliness of the Long Distance Sinner'
Catherine Myddleton-Evans, London, UK
for 'under the sea' & other poems
Eileen Ní Shuilleabháin, Galway
for 'Tribe' & other poems
Michael Naghten-Shanks, Dublin
for 'Rape / Reaction / Result' & other poems
Katherine Noone, Galway
for 'Home' & other poems
Gerard O’Brien, Co. Galway
for his story 'Nissen Hut'
Kerrie O’Brien, Dublin
for 'Scar' & other poems'
Jessamine O’Connor, Sligo
for 'Adults' & other poems
Patrick G. O’Connor, Limerick
for his story 'Concrete and Tulips'
Anita Ouellette, Massachusetts, USA
for 'Almost Afraid To Talk To God While Others Are Listening'
Clare O’Reilly, Kildare
for her story 'Hey Presto!' and 'With Mercy' & other poems
Eleanor O’Reilly, Wicklow
for her story 'Classifieds, Fags And Coconut Creams'
Kevin O’Shea, Co. Galway
for his story 'Marked'
Micheál Ó’Síocháin, Cork
for his story 'The Last Days of The Pavilion'
Maeve O’Sullivan, Dublin
for 'Agent of Confusion' & other poems
James O’Toole, Galway
for 'Bad Jobs' and other poems
Sarah O’Toole, Galway
for 'After the world had ended' and other poems
Christine Painter, Galway
for 'Remember' & other poems
Valerie Ryan, Kildare
for her story 'The Postman'
Breda Wall Ryan, Wicklow
for 'Inheritors' & other poems
Rejini Samuel, Galway
for her story 'The Alleyway'
Ashlie Schweitzer, Galway
for her story 'Prairie Lights'
Fiona Scoble, Galway
for her story 'What have you brought for us?'
Maresa Sheehan, Carlow
for 'second son' & other poems
Alan M. Shine, Galway
for his story 'The Grave of Charles W. Spencer'
Breda Spaight, Limerick
for 'Final Cut' & other poems
Ekaterina Tikhoniouk, Laois
for her story 'Katie'
Evelyn Walsh, Dublin
for her story 'The Rose of Tralee'
Bogusia Wardein, Cracow, Poland
for 'Ode to Dust' & other poems
Deborah Watkins, Co. Galway
for 'The Proposal' & other poems
Alison Wells, Wicklow
for her stories 'The Memory-Jar' & 'The Spaceman has his tea'
Dimitra Xidous, Dublin
for 'The science of hands' & other poems
We would like to thank our competition sponsors:
Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop,
ISupply Flood Street, Ward’s Hotel,
Kenny’s Bookshop & Derek Nolan T.D
Competition judge Sarah Clancy
THE SHORTLIST WILL BE ANNOUNCED @
The Over The Edge open-mic event
@ Kenny’s Bookshop & Art Gallery, Liosbán Retail Park, Tuam Road, Galway
Friday, September 20th, 7pm
THE WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED
@ the October Over The Edge: Open Reading
in Galway City Library,
Thurs October 31st, 6.30-8pm