Submission Guidelines welcome submissions for the Tell Your Own Story sections of Please read these guidelines carefully before submission.

You must read the copyright notice before making a submission. Submission indicates acceptance of our terms.

While we cannot publish all work received, we appreciate the time and effort you have put into submitting to us and all submissions will be read carefully by our team. We will contact you if your piece has been accepted for publication, when we will request a short biographical piece (200 words) and a photograph.

We cannot enter into discussion about or critique submissions, but if you would like your work critqued, the authors listed in the Services section can help you. We also detail some fabulous writing courses, including distance learning courses, on this site that will aid your writing.

Please note that this site has visitors of all ages and we link to, and are linked from, many children’s authors websites and blogs. The content of submissions must therefore be appropriate for all.

This site is read by many publishing industry professionals, so if you are an aspiring writer, this is a chance to get your work noticed!


Please note that this site is visited by users of all ages and many authors who write for children have linked to us. Content should be appropriate for a broad readership. Should you have a story you wish to submit to The National Folklore Archive, but that is unsuitable for publication on, just let us know at the top of your submission.

Mining Memories

Ireland has undergone a dramatic period of social change in the past 80 years. We want to hear your memories, whether they are of childhood, work or travel, incident or accident or just an ordinary day. Do you remember rural electrification, or did you walk to school through the fields? Where were you when the Pope came to Ireland? Have you emigrated – how has this impacted you and your family? Tell us about your life and we can build a picture of Irish life to pass on to future generations. Poetry or prose welcome.

Writing & Me

What does writing mean to you? Has it changed your life? Did a letter make a difference to you? Have you had a story published? Did your wedding invitation contain a terrible typo? Tell us about you and writing.

Guideline word counts
  • Mining Memories up to 1500 words
  • Writing & Me up to 750 words
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