Literary Magazines and Journals

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Ireland has a wealth of literary magazines and journals, many of which are interested in spotting and developing new talent, so if you are an unpublished writer, they offer a superb platform and a publishing opportunity. Many are available by mail order so check their websites for details.

If you publish a magazine in print or online that is not included here, or if any of the information below is incorrect, then please do tell us about it at Contact@writing.ie

Poetry Ireland Review:

Poetry Ireland Review is a highly-regarded journal of poetry. Published three times a year, the Review includes the work of both emerging and established Irish and international poets, essayists, critics and visual artists. The editorship changes regularly and the current editor is Eavan Boland. Poetry Ireland Review welcomes unsolicited submissions of poems, and proposals for articles and reviews, from Ireland and abroad, in Irish or English, on an on-going basis. Further submission details are available here. 

The Moth Magazine:

The Moth is a quarterly arts and literature magazine featuring poetry, short fiction and pictures by established and up and coming writers and artists from at home and abroad. To find out more about The Moth visit www.themothmagazine.com

Cyphers Magazine:

Cyphers Magazinewas first published in 1975, making it one of Ireland’s longest running literary Journals. Edited by Leland Bardwell, Pearse Hutchinson, Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin and Macdara Woods,·Cyphers has published poetry, fiction, short fiction, graphic art and reviews by many distinguished writers and artists.·To find out more about Cyphers Magazine visit www.cyphers.ie

Irish Pages:

Irish Pages: A Journal of Contemporary Irish Writingis a literary magazine published in Belfast and edited by Chris Agee and Cathail·Ó Searcaigh. It was launched in 2002 and comes out bi-annually. Irish Pages publishes·poetry, short fiction, essays, creative non-fiction, memoir, essay reviews, nature-writing, translated work, literary journalism, and other autobiographical, historical, religious and scientific writing of literary distinction.·o find out more about Irish Pages visit www.irishpages.org

Southword:

Southword is another Cork based publication. Published online Southword features poetry, fiction and reviews.·To find out more about Southword visit Southword – Munster Literature Centre

The Stinging Fly:

stinging flyThe Stinging Fly was first published in 1998,·it was edited by founding editors Aoife Kavanagh and Declan Meade. Published three times yearly, the magazine provides a forum for the very best new Irish and international prose and poetry.·To find out more about The Stinging Fly visit www.stingingfly.org

Icarus

Icarus has been publishing creative writing by students, staff and alumni of Trinity College since 1950. The magazine is published three times every academic term.·To find out more about Icarus visit  http://icarusmagazine.com/

The Dublin Review:

The Dublin Review is a quarterly magazine of·essays,·reportage,·autobiography,·travel writing,·criticism and·fiction. The magazine is presented in book form with minimal design, it was first published in 2002 by Brendan Barrington.·To find out more about The Dublin Review visit www.thedublinreview.com

Crannog:

Crannóg is a Galway based magazine published by Galway writers workshop three times a year, in February, June and October. Crannóg publish poetry and short stories.·To find out more about Crannógvisit www.crannogmagazine.com

Revival:

Revival is a Limerick poetry journal published quarterly by the not for profit organisation Revival Press.·To find out more about Revival visit Revival Press – Limerickwriters (limerickwriterscentre.com)

Channel

Channel is a literary journal born out of the climate crisis, publishing writing in English and Irish that fosters connection between people and planet. It aims to create space for the emergence of new narratives surrounding nature in the public consciousness, building a community of writers, artists and readers grounded in shared ecological concern. Submissions – Channel, Ireland’s Environmentalist Literary Magazine (channelmag.org)

Paper Lanterns

Paper-LanternsPaper Lanterns YA Literary Journal was founded in 2020. Publishing three times a year, it promotes the voices of young people and provides new and exciting content for a teen and young adult audience. It is also perfect for enthusiasts of teen and YA literature; teachers, librarians, parents and youth workers. The journal has three sections; book reviews, features and essays, and creative writing and art. Paper Lanterns is committed to providing opportunities for young readers, writers and artists. At least 50 percent of contributors are teenagers, giving them the unique platform to share their stories alongside YA writers and artists. Welcome to Paper Lanterns – Paper Lanterns Teen and YA Journal (paperlanternslit.com)

Profiles

Profiles is a literary and visual-arts journal dedicated to character studies and portraiture, edited by Clare Healy and Sarah Sturzel. Profiles’ second issue is set to be published in November, featuring work by writers and artists living in Ireland and abroad. We love writing that channels the author’s insatiable curiosity about other people (or their talent for self-reflection), is empathetic without bordering on apologia, and shows human nature as it is, not necessarily as it should be. We publish portraiture across all visual media, and are open to experimental takes on the term ‘portrait’. Profiles (profilesjournal.com)

Sans. PRESS

Sans. PRESS is a Limerick-based press, with a focus on short story anthologies. Under the motto fresh & weird, we platform unexpected stories written by new and emerging writers. Each of our books is built around a theme and a piece of visual art, offering diverse perspectives on the same idea. Funded by the Arts Council since 2021. Sans. PRESS (sanspress.com)

Sonder

Set up in May 2019, Sonder is an Irish literary journal. Issue VII features short stories, creative nonfiction, and flash fiction by brand new writers from Ireland and beyond.  These stories centre around the theme of identity and the idea of sonder – the realisation that passersby have a mind as vivid and complex as your own. Also includes an original piece by, and an interview with, bestselling author Sue Rainsford offering advice to aspiring and emerging writers. Home – Sonder Magazine (sonderlit.com)

Ragaire Literary Magazine

Ragaire is a literary magazine based in Galway. The title ‘Ragaire’ is an old Irish word to describe a person who enjoys late night wandering. We want our magazine to be a light for those travellers, a place to bring their poems and stories, those lines of life. We are a warm and welcoming home for writers of all stripes and creeds. We love a good story. We love writing that touches the heart. We like poems that come from around the corner and take us by surprise. We want to be moved and excited by what we read. We want lines that drive us on to read more. Whether this is the first step of your journey, or the next stop on the road you’ve long been walking on, we welcome all travellers. We hope to give your words a home.

Ragaire Literary Magazine – A literary magazine for anyone who enjoys late night wandering or sitting up talking long into the early hours about literature and poetry. (ragairemagazine.com)

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Thefirstcut

thefirstcut aims to reproduce the better aspects of a Writers Group –  encouragement,  friendship, information, and constructive criticism through the medium of the Web. It will be published bi-monthly. Submissions of prose and poetry to: renagown@gmail.com

Three Monkeys Online:

Three Monkeys Online is a free current affairs, arts and original fiction magazine, produced by writers in Ireland, Italy, Spain and the UK.

The Magazine was founded in 2004 by a small group of writers with a clear idea that internet publishing could be about more than simply gossip, conspiracy theories, and dodgy you tube videos. It doesn’t have to focus on Paris Hilton. It can be about in-depth interviews, debates, intelligent opinion pieces, and reviews. We have recently started accepting submissions for original fiction and poetry and we are always on the lookout for new and exciting writers.

From 2008-2011 the magazine went into a temporary hibernation – one from which it now, in 2011, is emerging refreshed, enthusiastic, and as inquisitive as ever and with our new original fiction and poetry submissions we are keen to explore new and exciting writerly talent!

If you like what you read here, and want to get involved, remember we’re always looking for good writing and different view-points. Check out our submissions guidelines here

The Bohemyth

The Bohemyth is an online literary journal. It was founded in October  2012 and has since been publishing weekly issues of short fiction pieces alongside beautiful photography.

We are open for submissions of previously unpublished short fiction, photography and personal essay. The journal is based in Dublin, Ireland but there are no geographic restrictions for submitting . The word count is less than 3,000 words for short stories and personal essays, and under 700 words for flash fiction. We ask that you do not submit more than two pieces at a time. Photography submissions are also welcomed – please send us three to five images saved as jpegs.

Submitters should include a short bio in the third person and send their submission as an attachment or in the body of an email to thebohemytheditor@gmail.com with ‘Submission’ as the title of the email. For more information check out the site www.thebohemyth.com

Roadside Fiction

Roadside Fiction is a quarterly online journal accepting year round submissions of outrageous, edgy, short stories and photography (street art, vintage etc). Styles encouraged: Realist, Beat. To find out more visit http://roadsidefiction.com/

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