Writing Magazines

Albedo One

Albedo One publishes stories of Irish and international authors that relate to Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror. Each issue of their magazine also features an interview with the most interesting names in the field, and review and letter columns. The magazine is two to three times a year.

Books Ireland |

Books Ireland is a monthly publication. The first flush covers each new Irish book sent in for review. Each issue also includes a more extended review on particular books. It also includes various features, including interviews with authors, publishers and booksellers. Submissions to booksi@eircom.net or post review copies to 11 Newgrove Avenue, Dublin 4.


Crannóg, a Galway-based literature magazine is published three times a year. It is available to buy on their web site and selected bookstores.Submission Guidelines: Closing dates for submissions are: January1, May 1 and September 1. http://www.crannogmagazine.com/
Reading Times: Nov 1-January 1 for spring. March 1-May 1 for summer. July 1-September 1 for autumn.


Ireland’s longest running literary magazine Cyphers was founded in 1975.  There is a strong emphasis on creative work and Cypers has published poetry, prose, graphics and reviews by many distinguished writers, translators and artists. Submissions: Cyphers, 3 Selskar Terrace, Ranelagh, Dublin 6. http://www.cyphersmagazine.org/

The Dublin Review

The Dublin Review is a quarterly magazine of essays, criticism, fiction and reportage; http://www.thedublinreview.com/

Emerald Bolts

Emerald Bolts is an independent platform for flash fiction from Ireland and the rest of the world. Submissions for this web journal are accepted via the site all year round. http://emeraldbolts.webs.com

Ireland’s Own

Ireland’s Own comprises a journal of fiction and literature.  Submissions by post to Phil Murphy, Channing house, Rowe St, Wexford.

Icarus Magazine |

Published three times throughout the academic year, Icarus has been showcasing creative work by staff, students and alumni of Trinity College since 1953. Poetry, prose, drama and essays on literary themes are all works included in the magazine.

Submission: The limit is three per person and there is a 3,000 word limit on prose submission. Website: http://icarus-magazine.com/

Irish Pages

Irish Pages is a biannual Belfast journal combining Irish, European and international perspectives. Each issue includes a mix of English and Irish, prose and poetry, fiction and non-fiction. http://www.irishpages.org/


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Moloch, an Irish based e-journal of art and writing, was started in December 2006 by Ailbhe Darcy and Clodagh Moynan.   Tying different art forms together in new and refreshing ways, Moloch aspires to allow artists and writers to find inspiration in each other and, in doing so, add new dimensions to each others work.


Poetry Ireland Review

The Poetry Ireland Review publishes the work of both emerging and established Irish and international poets. Poetry and articles can be submitted. Each contributor receives a fee and a copy of the review in which their work appears. Please see their website for submission details. http://www.poetryireland.ie/publications/submissions.html


Shamrock is an Irish and international web journal for quality haiku, senryu and haibun which is published three times a year. Submissions are accepted at any time. http://shamrockhaiku.webs.com

Staple Magazine

Staple is a magazine of poetry, short fiction, articles, reviews and images and is published three times a year.  Contact for orders, comments and submissions at: Wayne Burrows, 114 – 116 St Stephen’s Road, Sneinton,Nottingham NG2 4JS.

The Stinging Fly

Established in 1997, The Stinging Fly seeks to promote the best of Irish and international writing with a strong emphasis on new writing and particular interest in the short story form. The main objective is to provide a forum for the very best new Irish and international writing. Three issues of the magazine are published each year and it is available through selected bookstores and their website, http://www.stingingfly.org

Verbal Magazine

Derry Verbal is a monthly magazine produced by Derry’s Verbal Arts Center and distributed free with newspapers from the Johnston Press group in NI. It is also sent to libraries, schools, arts, health and community centers. The magazine includes book reviews, new writing, features, and youth pages. Have your work reviewed, or submit yourself- short stories and poems. Verbal covers most genres- popular and literary fiction, non-fiction, childrens, graphic novels.

Submissions by email to editor@verbalartscentre.co.uk. You can also write to Verbal at: Verbal, The Verbal Arts Centre,
Stable Lane and Mall Wall,Bishop Street Within,Derry/Londonderry, BT48 6PU. Website: http://www.verbalon.com/magazine