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We’re an ambitious new journal, eager to publish compelling prose and poetry from Ireland and the world.

First Call

Temp Closed
  • We accept submissions of fiction, non-fiction and poetry.
  • For fiction and non-fiction submissions: You can submit up to three stories or essays per submission window. Stories and essays can be any length, provided that they are fewer than 4,000 words in total.
  • For poetry submissions: You can send us up to 6 poems. Your poems should be submitted together in a single file, with each poem on its own page.
  • Submitted work must be previously unpublished. However, work that has been self-published on your personal social media or blog is acceptable. Readers of our editors’ showcase will know: we love self-promotion!
  • Under no circumstances will we accept any work that is made – in any part – by AI.
  • Simultaneous submissions are encouraged! Just let us know (either through our submissions manager or via email) if your work is accepted anywhere else so that we can withdraw those pieces from consideration; in this instance, you are welcome to submit different work for consideration.
  • Only work submitted through our Duosuma submissions manager will be considered. There is no fee to submit your work to us, but you'll have an opportunity to donate a small amount to us when you submit, and we'd appreciate you doing that! Everything you donate to us goes directly to paying our contributors.
  • Submissions should be sent in a legible font – Times New Roman, for example – and no smaller than 12pt.
  • Submissions can be sent as PDFs or Word documents.
  • We read every submission carefully, and we aim to email all submitting writers within 90 days of your submission. Donations of more than €10 will have an expedited response time of 10 business days.