Maureen Gallagher’s poetry, literary criticism and short stories have been published in magazines and journals worldwide. She has won prizes and been shortlisted in many competitions. In October she was longlisted in the Mslexia Novel Competition. She has tutored creative writing courses in the Galway Education Centre and the Western Writers’ Centre. Her first collection of poetry, Calling the Tune, was published by Wordsonthestreet Press in December 2008.