WOW Awards Judges Announced-with Fiction Judge, the lovely Elizabeth Reapy.

Elizabeth ReapyWOW Writing on the Waves have appointed the judges for the 2013 WOW! Award.

Elizabeth Reapy is the judge for fiction while Knute Skinner is the judge for poetry.

Elizabeth (EM) Reapy is an Irish writer. She has an MA in Creative Writing from Queen’s University, Belfast, edits wordlegs .com and is a Pushcart Prize nominee. In 2012, she was Tyrone Guthrie Exchange Writer in Residence to Varuna, Australia and she performed at NYWF in Sydney. She is the director of Shore Writers’ Festival in Enniscrone. In May 2012, she had a no.1 iTunes Literature Podcast with her short story Getting Better. She compiled and edited 30 under 30: A Selection of Short Fiction by Thirty Young Irish Writers. In 2013, she was awarded an Arts Council Literature Bursary and was selected as the Irish representative for PEN International’s New Voices Award, where she made the long-list of 6 writers. She has recently read in Buenos Aires, New York, Listowel Writers’ Week and Belfast Book Festival.

Knute Skinner was born in St. Louis, Missouri, but now lives in Co. Clare, Ireland. His collection, Fifty Years: Poems 1957-2007, from Salmon, contained new work along with work taken from thirteen previous books. The Other Shoe won the 2004-2005 Pavement Saw Chapbook Award. A limited edition of his poems, translated into Italian by Roberto Nassi, was published by Damocle Edizioni, Chioggia, Italy, in 2011. A memoir, Help Me to a Getaway, was published by Salmon in March 2010. A new book of poems, Concerned Attentions, was published by Salmon in September 2013.

The WOW!Award has €2100 in prize money plus publication.

Stories up to 3000 words. Poems up to 100 lines. Closing date Thursday October 31st 2013
Full details can be found here:

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