[Updated 15 August 2018: At the time this post was written in 2016, the Melita Hume Prize was free to enter. In 2018 there is now a submission charge. Please note that at the time I was longlisted for the Melita Hume Prize in 2014, and Joseph Robert longlisted for the Melita Hume Prize in 2015, there were no submission fees to enter.]
Here’s to the future, everyone! May 2016 be a productive and creative year for us all.
To celebrate all things literary for 2016, here is a competition link for the Melita Hume prize, which is how I got my poetry pamphlet, A Model Archaeologist published. Enjoy!
About Leilanie Stewart
Leilanie Stewart is an author and poet from Belfast, Northern Ireland. She has written four novels, including award-winning ghost horror, The Blue Man, as well as three poetry collections. Her writing confronts the nature of self; her novels feature main characters on a dark psychological journey who have a crisis of identity and create a new sense of being. She began writing for publication while working as an English teacher in Japan, a career pathway that has influenced themes in her writing. Her former career as an Archaeologist has also inspired her writing and she has incorporated elements of archaeology and mythology into both her fiction and poetry.
In addition to promoting her own work, Leilanie runs Bindweed Magazine, a creative writing literary journal with her writer husband, Joseph Robert. Aside from publishing pursuits, Leilanie enjoys spending time with her husband and their lively literary lad, a voracious reader of sea monster books.
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Leilanie, I’m so glad you have passed beyond the challenges that held you at bay in recent times. Best wishes moving forward.