Submissions deadline: Open from 22nd April 2022
Profiles, a new print journal, welcomes submissions of character-driven fiction and non-fiction — both original works and works in translation — under 8,000 words. There is no minimum word count.
Profiles was set up by editor Clare Healy, an editor at Lonely Planet, deputy editor Djamel White, a publishing assistant at New Island Books and an incoming MFA in Creative Writing student in UCD, and art/translation editor Sarah Sturzel, an MPhil student of Literary Translation in Trinity College Dublin.
We’re interested in publishing character studies. 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 set up Profiles with the aim of establishing a literary journal that is both niche and all-embracing – though the primary focus of each piece will be character rather than narrative or style, we’re open to submissions of writing across all genres. We believe that poignant observations about human behaviour can emerge in any kind of story, from the real to the surreal.
We also seek portraiture across all visual media that can appear in print. We’re open to experimental twists on the definition of ‘portrait’ — we want to see a vibrant personality, however you’ve captured it.
Our submission window opens on the 22nd of April, more information will be made available via our website www.profilesjournal.com, as well as our Instagram @profilesjournal and our twitter @profileslit.