Arts Office seeks submissions for ‘Autumn Leaves’

Roscommon County Council Arts Office is seeking submissions from Roscommon poets and authors for poems, flash fiction and non-fiction essays/meditations to be included in Autumn Leaves, a Roscommon broadsheet to be published in late autumn.

This second broadsheet is part of the Arts Office Literary Development Programme, funded by Roscommon County Council and the Arts Council of Ireland, edited by Gerry Boland, who works with the Arts Office as Literary Programme Advisor, together with guest editor Jane Clarke.

Launching the call for submissions, Arts Officer Rhona McGrath said: “As a new initiative in 2020, the broadsheet was welcomed by readers and writers alike. We have a fantastic community of writers in Roscommon and look forward to another year of excellent submissions in number and content”.

The emphasis of the broadsheet will be on unpublished work, however previously published work will be read and considered. To qualify for submission, writers and poets must have a strong Roscommon connection (born in, living in, working in, parents or grandparents from).

Roscommon poets are being invited to submit poems no longer than 30 lines in length (there is no minimum line length) on any theme.

Fiction writers are invited to submit flash fiction pieces on any theme with a maximum word limit of 300 for each story submitted.

Non-fiction writers are invited to submit prose essays/meditations on a nature theme with a maximum word limit of 300 for each piece submitted.

Email all submissions to

The deadline for receipt of applications is 5 pm on Tuesday, 31st August.

Full details are available on the Arts page on Roscommon County Council website: