Wordlegs Final Call For Submissions

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Elizabeth Reapy

wordlegs was founded by Elizabeth Reapy and Cathal Sherlock in early 2010. It was set up to provide a platform to showcase young and emerging Irish writing talent and also to encourage a younger audience back to reading literature.

wordlegs strives to be an innovative and supportive literary organisations and itself organises readings and literary events.  In 2012 they produced the 30Under30 collection with Doire Press, selected as a ‘Top Title of 2012’ by Joseph O’Connor (see cover right)

wordlegs.com will have two more open submission calls for new writing, for our Summer and Autumn 2014 issues. Our final issue – Issue 20 – this Winter, will feature our highlights of new Irish literature from young and emerging writers over the past few years.

For your opportunity to be showcased by wordlegs.com before we close our web page doors, send your poetry, short stories, flash fiction and other works (experimental pieces, one act plays, creative non-fiction, uncategorised prose) to editor@wordlegs.com before 31st March.

See www.wordlegs.com for an idea of the type of stories and poetry we feature, and check out our www.facebook.com/wordlegs and @wordlegs for info and updates.

Submission Guidelines:

1. Writers should be from or living in the Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland.

2. All manuscripts must be previously unpublished and sent via email to editor@wordlegs.com. Please use 12point double spaced layout and ensure spelling and grammar is correct before submitting.

3. Work should be submitted as an attached document and also within the body of the email.

4. There is a strict submission limit of 500 words in flash fiction or 2500 words in short stories or other category.

5. All submissions must include an up-to-date picture, age and biographical note in the email and as an attachment. Picture format: image must be attached as a seperate file in JPEG, PNG, BMP or TIFF format; no larger than 2MB, no smaller than 150 x 150px.

6. We will accept up to 2 short stories or pieces in other category, or 3 poems per writer per issue.

7. If you have been featured in wordlegs already, we ask you to wait at least two issues before resubmitting.

8. This magazine emphasizes its relevance and youth whilst maintaining the literary tradition of Irish writers, please keep your submissions in line with this.

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