Guidelines for Open Submissions
The programme's new radio essays and occasional poems, interspersed with complementary music, capture our times, passions and curiosities. The content is selected mostly from open submission, with some commissions. Submissions are welcome from new and established writers alike.
Reportage, appreciations, memory pieces, poetry, travel writing and personal accounts of events and happenings are the stuff of Sunday Miscellany. The programme is part of Sunday mornings since 1968. It is essential listening to many thousands across Ireland and more around the world.
Details of next live events:
Sunday Miscellany at Strokestown International Poetry Festival takes place on the May bank holiday, Monday 1 May at 12 noon, at Scoil Mhuire, Strokestown, Co. Roscommon. Writers from the festival and the locality will read their work, accompanied by a truly diverse range of live music. For tickets see: http://www.strokestownpoetry.org/ or you can ring the Festival office to book tickets on: 071 9633759
And Sunday Miscellany: a special recording marking the 200th anniversary of Dún Laoghaire Harbour takes place at the Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin on Tuesday 23 May at 8pm. We’ll have essays and poetry about the harbour and associated themes, and live music with the RTÉ Contempo Quartet and more. For tickets, see: http://www.paviliontheatre.ie/events/view/sunday-miscellany1
Guidelines for writers submissions to Sunday Miscellany RTÉ Radio 1
Sunday Miscellany, now in its fourth decade on the air, runs throughout the year for approximately 50 minutes every Sunday morning at 9.10am on RTÉ Radio 1.
The programme presents a range of material from established and new contributors combining open submission and commissioned writing with accompanying music. All the writing featured is original to the programme. The programme website can be visited through the RTE website at www.rte.ie/radio1/sunday-miscellany/
General Guidelines for open submissions to the programme:
In the tradition of the programme, scripts consider a broad range of subjects natural to the spoken voice of the author of the material intended for broadcasts. This ranges from the informational to the personal considered with freshness and vitality.
Scripts should be approximately 700 words in length.
They should be typed, doubled spaced on A4 pages, on one side only.
- One copy only of scripts to be sent.
- Pages should be numbered and each page should end with a full stop.
- The author’s name and contact details should be included at the end of each page of the script with an indication of the number of words in the piece on the final page.
Poetry is occasionally included in the programme.
Submissions of no more than 6 poems should be submitted at any time and individually should not be longer than approx. one minute in spoken length.
Scripts must be the original work of the author and not have been previously broadcast or published in any other format.
If material is accepted for the programme and is broadcast, that recording becomes the outright property of RTÉ and can be included in podcasts and other repeat broadcasts on the decision of RTÉ without further payment being made to the contributor.
A once off payment is made to contributors for material broadcast on the programme.
Please include a clearly attached telephone and email/land address where you can be contacted.
Scripts received will be acknowledged shortly after they have reached the programme.
Submitted scripts will not be returned. All scripts not yet broadcast will be kept on file for 6 months after they have been received by the programme.
Scripts/poetry and submissions and queries should currently be sent to:
Sunday Miscellany, RTÉ Radio One,
RTÉ Radio Centre
Donnybrook, Dublin 4
or to: email@example.com