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Submissions Deadline: 18th of each month

Dodging The Rain is a self-categorised literary journal committed to representing a variety of new work by emerging writers and artists across the artistic spectrum.

Founded in November 2016, and edited by three graduates of NUI Galway’s Masters in Writing programme and one graduate of Uversity, the NUI-recognised Creative Process MA, this publication aims to provide an internet platform to showcase the work of writers and artists.

Dodging The Rain is published on the first of each month with a standing submission deadline of the 18th. Its editorial team welcomes all genres of literature and art and rejects any work promoting intolerance, hatred or fear. Contributors maintain ownership of and the right to republish their content. At this time, the journal is unable to offer contributors payment.

Submission Guidelines

We do not read submissions that fail to follow these guidelines:

  1. In the body of your email/cover letter, include a brief third-person bio re. you and your work
  2. Max. word count, 3500*, no minimum; submit up to 10 pieces of artwork; 10 poems
  3. Submit literature as an attachment in Word, format artwork using png/jpg
  4. Identify the genre of your submission(s) in the subject of your email
  5. Submit by email to alwaysdodgingtherain@gmail.com

NB. We publish visual art as stand-alone posts, and alongside literary posts, once pieces complement each other.

*We are open to longer submissions. Please email us in advance if you would like to submit a longer piece, or to pitch or discuss an idea re. your submission.

All inquiries can be directed to the editing team by email, or on Facebook 

With submission queries, comments or concerns, you can contact Dodging The Rain through their email. You can also like them on Facebook, and follow them on Twitter.

Dodging The Rain was born out of the connections and support system the founders experienced during NUI Galway’s Writing programme and a desire to further those artistic relationships, as well as foster new ones. Galway, Ireland is the base of operations, while the editorial team consists of Aine Ni Mhaoileoin, Dana Rabe, Neil Slevin, and Rebecca Spicer.

Aine Ni Mhaoileoin is a Galway-based writer. A graduate of the MA in Writing course at NUI Galway, she has twice won the six-word story competition in The Irish Independent and her flash fiction appeared in Sin and Ad Hoc Fiction. Rain-dodging aside, she is working on numerous longer projects with a view to publication. An avid reader, Aine has yet to conquer technology, and deals with social media in intermittent bursts of activity on Twitter and Facebook. When not reading or writing, she enjoys playing with Snapchat filters that call her age into question.

Dana Rabe is young enough to admit her age and old enough to know better. She is a Nebraska native who has lost a good portion of her heart to Ireland, specifically Galway. A graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College in Saint Peter, Minnesota and Uversity’s Creative Process MA class of 2016, Dana is yet to be published.

Neil Slevin MA, BSc is a writer from Co. Leitrim, Ireland whose poetry has been published widely. Neil is passionate about writing and editing. He edited Sin’s entertainment section and culture column, Resonate, and he works as a content writer and blogger. His literary OCD keeps people in line.

Rebecca Spicer was born and currently resides in Galway, Ireland. She grew up in Michigan and has had her fair share of snow. She too is a graduate of the MA in Writing programme. Rebecca’s first published short story, Summer Street, featured in The Incubator.