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After two years and seventy features of writing, mainly from Ireland, Trasna has evolved. In 2022,Trasna sought to expand both its audience and contributors to become an international literary journal. While we continue to produce unique features like those found in our archives—from virtual readings to historical and travel essays, among others—we also publish a literary quarterly. Curating work from Ireland and the Irish Diaspora across the world, we now host writing from a more broadly-defined Irish literary tradition: to include any who consider themselves a part of the Irish experience. We particularly seek to include voices from those groups who might typically be underrepresented in literary spaces, or left out of myopic definitions of Irishness. We have published emigrants and immigrants, writers from Ireland, Australia, the United States, the UK, and elsewhere.

We hope to grow the diversity of work and writers we publish, so if you’re interested in submitting your best to us—poetry, fiction, essays, reviews, hybrids—please  submission guidelines below.

Submission Guidelines

We encourage submissions from writers across the world who consider Ireland a home in some regard. This is a guideline offered with an expansive vision and an inclusive disposition. Though we would particularly love to read and include works in issues from writers from underrepresented groups, communities, and identities, including, but not limited to, immigrants to Ireland, emigrants, Travellers, farmers, and writers from remote areas of Ireland, we also welcome submissions from established and emerging writers for whom Ireland figures into their writing consciousness. To date, we have published work from writers living around the globe, including from the United States, Australia, Tasmania, the Netherlands, England, Northern Ireland, and Ireland.

To submit, please consult the genre-specific guidelines below and send your work to us via email in one document: editors @ (no spaces.) In the subject line, please indicate the genre to which you are submitting, and in the body of your email please include a brief (50 words) biography. Word documents of work are preferred. We read on a rolling basis and hope to respond to submissions within sixty (60) days. Occasionally we will consider works for the following issue if they are received too close to our issue being released. We do accept simultaneous submissions, but ask that you notify us immediately if a part or the whole of your work is accepted elsewhere.

We intend to nominate select, published work that qualifies for literary awards in both the United States and Ireland.


Please submit one story at a time, and wait until a decision has been made before submitting again. While there is no limit on word count, short fiction under 3000 words is more likely to be accepted.


Please submit up to 3 poems totaling no more than 10 pages into a single Word document.


Please submit up to one piece. Optional: You may submit up to three images which relate, in some way, to your submitted writing.

See here for further information.

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