The Bohemyth is a new online literary journal publishing short fiction pieces alongside beautiful photography.
The editor of The Bohemyth – Alice Walsh, lives in Dublin and currently works in the photography industry. She is also a short fiction writer. Her work has featured in wordlegs, Roadside Fiction and Podcasts.ie. Last year Doire Press published one of her stories as part of the wordlegs 30 Under 30 anthology. She is currently working on a themed short story collection.
The Bohemyth offers short sharp bursts of literary brilliance to its readers. The idea behind having a small but regular journal is to offer a gallery space for writers to inhabit – by publishing just a few pieces at a time we can ensure that the writer and the writing receives the attention it deserves.
We are looking for contemporary short fiction with a literary bent. We want ideas that affect, engage, move and entertain. We want writing that is beautiful, poetic, thought-provoking, edgy, original and inspiring. We want images that linger in minds. We want words that beat out the beat of broken hearts. We want stories that seduce and savage souls.
We sometimes publish special themed issues, we had a James Joyce/Ulysses theme in November, a Christmas issue and we are running a Beat Writers’ issue in March to celebrate Jack Kerouac’s birthday.
We are also adding a personal essay section to The Bohemyth, which will be edited and managed by Assistant Editor Michael Naghten Shanks. Michael is a writer from Dublin. He has a B.A. in English Studies from Trinity College, a diploma in Liberal Arts from Liberties College, and has participated in two courses on Fiction and Personal Essay provided by Some Blind Alleys. His work — encompassing poetry, flash fiction, short stories, and personal essays — has been published in print and online. He is also one of the featured writers in the wordlegs 30 under 30 anthology published by Doire Press. He gave a workshop on writing personal essays as part of the Shore Writers’ Festival.
We are open for submissions of previously unpublished short fiction, photography and personal essay.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 email@example.com with ‘Submission’ as the title of the email. For more information check out the site www.thebohemyth.com