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Submissions Call: No Parties Magazine

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Submissions deadline: May 31st 2021

No Parties magazine is a new online literary magazine, seeking non-fiction essays and reviews as well as micro and short fiction, publishing twice yearly. The theme of the first issue is work, in all its elements and guises.

We are open to submissions in English from anyone, of all backgrounds, nationalities, and identities, from anywhere in the world.

What does No Parties mean?

The title of our magazine is a declaration of our opposition to vested interests, political parties, shady meetings in snugs, zoom, brown envelopes, whiskey whispers, promises, empty or otherwise, and social gatherings in the name of plastic wine cups and a magazine. We want your writing.

We know that we won’t be publishing friends, because we have none. And we’re not cool, so it won’t be a cool magazine. And there’ll be no parties.

The magazine will be one giant no, it will glory in no, will sing the word no like the air going out of whoopie cushion. No is not a party and we like no.

We want to help people with voices and stories that challenge and experiment. We want your passion pulsing on the page.

Be prickly. Be strident. Take chances. Take a swing. Say No.


We are seeking submissions in the following categories:

Micro fiction >100 words

Postcard fiction >500 words

Flash fiction >1000 words

Short story >5000 words

Non-fiction essay or review >6000 words

All submissions should include the author’s name, the category, title of piece, and a short bio of 100 words or less.

Please send submissions to nopartiesmagazine@gmail.com as an .doc or .odt attachment.

The magazine is currently unfunded and therefore we cannot offer payment to authors at this point.

The author retains publishing rights; we ask that No Parties is credited as the initial place of publication if republished.

The editors 

Mark Corcoran is a writer from Tipperary. After teaching English Literature at NUI Galway, his focus is on writing fiction. He has completed the MA in Creative Writing at Trinity College Dublin. As well as writing short stories, he is working on a novel.

Brian Ward has specialised in modernist and postcolonial periodical culture in the past, publishing a number of articles, reviews and a monograph on these subjects. He currently works as an editor in London.

See here for further information.

About the author

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