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Founded in 2011, ESC is published both online and off. The editors enjoy off-kilter fiction, poetry, illustration, typographic design and photography.

ESC zine is welcoming your submissions of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. ESC #5 is going to be an issue that focuses entirely on new writing. That means poetry, short fiction, experimental writing, concrete poetry – in short, the new, the daring, the out there.

The Irish-based ESC zine has been publishing the bravest and boldest literary and visual artwork since 2011. It showcases off-kilter fiction, poetry, illustration, typographic design and photography. Known for its idiosyncratic sense of humour and celebration of the moment of inspiration itself, ESC zine has developed a devoted following both here in Europe and around the world. They were recently interviewed by Alison Wells on her blog here on

ESC #5 Guidelines

Up until April 30th, submit short stories of up to 1,000 words and poetry of up to 30 lines. There is no limit to the amount of stories or poetry you can submit; all entries will be considered for publication.

Before submission, please remove your name and any other identifying information from your manuscript. Simultaneous submissions are fine, as long as you contact ESC should your writing work be accepted elsewhere.

The editors will be in touch with a confirmation of your submission, and then again after the deadline closes.

The finished editions of ESC #5 will be hand-bound by the ESC editors and team, and as such are likely to be limited edition.

Visit their website for complete submission guidelines and their online store to purchase back issues.

The Editors

Áine Belton has recently completed her MA in Fine Art in UCA Canterbury. She also holds a BA in Visual Arts Practice from (IADT). Her medium experimentation spans from drawing to video, sculpture, photography, audio, performance and installation art, and her collage poetry has featured in the Kent magazines No-wave and Splinter. She is currently a curatorial intern with Crate Space in Margate, Kent (UK). Áine has recently been selected to partake in UCA & Crate’s Collaborative Research Group which will be working alongside Arts organisations in the UK, Europe and New York.

Jessica Maybury’s poetry and prose have online and in print since 2009. Her work has appeared in or is forthcoming in Word Riotapt MagazineThe Bare Hands Poetry Print AnthologyBlood Lotus Journal and The Stinging Fly. She is also an amateur pianist, type designer & photographer. She reviews comic books at Girls Like Comics and more ‘literary’ books at The Rumpus. She is a freelance webcontent writer and website developer. She has an MA in Writing from NUIG, and a BA in English, Media and Cultural Studies from IADT. She lives in Belgium.

Steven Maybury is an award-winning artist based in Dublin, Ireland. He is winner of the 2012 Cill Rialaig residency award and was short listed for the 2012 Most Promising Graduate Award with the Talbot Gallery. He has recently graduated from a B.A. in Fine Art from DIT. His work has most recently appeared in Eight Gallery and the Royal Hibernian Academy. He is currently in residence at the Royal Hibernian Academy.

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