This week we bring you contests from two ends of the ocean.

One short story contest located in Ireland promises an award of €2000 and a week- long residency at Anam Cara retreat for writers and artists in Ireland.

The last date of the contest is on 31 st July.

Seamus HeaneyTributes flow in from fellow writers after poet who won Nobel prize for literature dies in Dublin aged 74 (The Guardian)

Seamus Heaney, who has died in hospital in Dublin, aged 74, leaves family, friends and readers in Ireland and beyond “feeling personally bereaved”, in the words of his longtime friend, the poet Michael Longley. “Just as his presence filled a room, his marvellous poems filled the hearts of generations of readers.”