Arts Council Funds 21 Titles Under Title-by-Title Scheme

The Arts Council has announced that it will fund 21 titles under the Title-by-Title scheme for Literature.

The titles are for publication in 2013 and the value of the funding is €110,000 . The award amounts to an average of €5,238 per title.

The Councils goal for the scheme is to help ‘in the production of high quality literary titles and journals, and their promotion and dissemination to a wide audience.’

According to the council there were, ’22 eligible applications for … the scheme, with a total demand of €273,630′, suggesting that demand for the scheme was nearly 2.5 times the available funds.

The companies funded included Mercier Press, Arlen House, Books Ireland, Cork University Press and Irish Academic Press (for full list, see below). The titles range across genres and include children’s books, debut fiction, arts criticism and arts biography. The awards also provide funds to literary journals and funding went to both English and Irish language projects.

The panel for the awards consisted of Eve Patten, Peter Sirr, Maggie McKernan.

The Council intends to run a further title-by-title application round in 2013 to give funding for 2014 publications.

Recipient Description Artform/practice Location Amount Awarded
Arlen House Publication of ‘Psychotic Episodes’, a short story collection by Alan Mac Monagle Literature (English language) Fingal County Council €4,000
Books Ireland Publication of the journal Books Ireland in 2013 Literature (English language) Dublin City Council €10,000
Comhar Teoranta Publication of ‘An Dragan Glas’ by Fearghal Ó Dubhghaill, ‘An Guth Baineann’ by Aine Ní Ghlinn, ‘Nílim ag iarraidh dul ar scoil’ by Aine Ní Ghlinn & Eoghan Ó hAnluain: creidim fós agus aistí eile, edited by Eilís Ní Anluain. Also providing support for Comhar Magazine. Literature (English language) Dublin City Council €15,000
Cork University Press Publication of the Irish Review, Issues 46 & 47 Literature (English language) Cork City Council €4,000
Cyphers Magazine Publication of Cyphers, Issues 76 & 77 Literature (English language) Dublin City Council €10,000
Doire Press Publication of ‘Wonderland’ by Aileen Armstrong and ‘Galway Stories’, an anthology of fiction from Galway-based writers Literature (English language) Galway County Council €8,000
Feasta Publication of the journal Feasta in 2013 Literature (English language) Kerry County Council €9,000
Futa Fata Publication of ‘An Gabhar Ocrach’ by Máire Ní Chualáin, ‘Líleo agus Doireann’ by Tadgh Mac Dhonnagáin, ‘Lísín agus an Rothar’ by Patricia Forde, ‘Luadhán Luch agus an Pianó Mór’ by Gemma Breathnach and ‘Féilimí agus an Róbat’ by Myra Zepf. Literature (English language) Galway County Council €15,000
Irish Academic Press Ltd Publication of ‘Martin McDonagh’s Theatre’ by Eamonn Jordan, ‘A Different Story: The Writings of Colm Tóibín by Eibhear Walshe; and ‘Reading Medbh McGuckian’ by Leontia Flynn. Literature (English language) Dublin City Council €12,000
Leabhar Breac Publication of ‘An Lorgaireacht’ by Liam Mac Cóil and ‘Umhlú go Talamh’ by Darach Ó Scolaí. Literature (English language) Galway County Council €8,000
Mercier Press Publication of ‘Arthur Quinn and Hell’s Keeper’ by Alan Early, ‘Pep Squad’ by Eileen O’Hely and ‘Monkie Tricks’ by Debbie Thomas Literature (English language) Cork City Council €12,000
The Somerville Press Publication of ‘Mary Tighe: A Life of Secret Grief’ by Miranda O’Connell Literature (English language) Cork County Council €4,000