The Leitrim Guardian, an annual voluntary community magazine, celebrates 50 years in 2017. This year’s launch is in the Bush Hotel, Carrick-on-Shannon on Friday 10 November 2017.
As in the past 20 years or so, the Editor asked me to select the winners among the best prose and poetry pieces accepted for publication. This year there were 60+ submissions so choosing 2 prose and 2 poetry winners was not easy. The winners are announced on the night at the launch. The cash prizes are modest but the boost to a novice writer or a poet’s confidence is immeasurable.
It’s a happy coincidence that the weekly county paper is the Observer and the annual magazine is the Guardian.