Pre-order Issue V by midnight 13th September and be in with the chance to WIN a free 30-minute online consultation with creative writing teacher and bestselling debut author Jamie O’Connell from Blackwater Writing!
The winner will get the chance to submit up to 10 pages of their work in progress – this could be a novel, short stories, or even just an idea – and Jamie will give you detailed feedback and guidance in a 30 minute Zoom session.
The more copies you buy, the more entries you get!
Dust the cobwebs off that manuscript; bounce an idea; get advice on edits – the world is your oyster! This online consultation is to benefit you and your creative work, no matter what stage you are at.
Jamie O’Connell’s debut novel, Diving for Pearls, was published in June 2021 (Doubleday UK). To date, his work has been Highly Commended by the Costa Short Story Award and the An Post Irish Book Award Writing.ie Short Story of the Year. He has been long-listed for BBC Radio 4 Opening Lines Short Story Competition and short-listed for the Maeve Binchy Travel Award and the Sky Arts Futures Fund.
Jamie has worked for Penguin Random House. He has an MFA and MA in Creative Writing from University College Dublin and a BA in English Literature and History of Art from University College Cork. He is represented by Marianne Gunn O’Connor Literary Agency. In September 2020 he launched his creative writing website Blackwater Writing.