Submission Guidelines

Submissions for our Spring 2017 issue will be accepted during the month of August. For this issue we will be accepting online and postal submissions. To submit online please follow the link below. This page will become live August 1st. For postal submissions we will accept all submissions that are sent to us with an August 2016 postmark. The last day to post submissions is Wednesday August 31st. Please read the submission guidelines below.

 

What We Publish

We publish new, previously unpublished work by Irish and international writers. We have a particular interest in promoting the short story. Each issue also includes a mix of poetry, book reviews and essays, alongside occasional author interviews and novel extracts. We also welcome submissions of poetry and prose in translation.

 

How To Submit

Work submitted should ideally not be under consideration elsewhere.

Online

To submit online please follow the link below. This page will only be live during the submission window. Anyone submitting fiction and poetry must make two seperete submissions. You cannot submit to each category more than once.

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Postal

The postal address for submissions is: The Stinging Fly, PO Box 6016, Dublin 1, Ireland. 

Each postal submission must include an e-mail address for reply. Please ensure that you keep a copy of the work itself as we are unable to return manuscripts.

All postal submissions should be accompanied by a cover letter, which should include:
    * Author’s Name                         * E-mail address (required) and postal address
    * Date of Submission                   * Name of story/poems submitted
    * Brief biographical note, if you wish.

Anyone submitting fiction and poetry should include a separate cover letter for both. All fiction submissions should be printed using 1.5 or double line spacing. Minimum font size: 11pt. Print on one side of the page only. Every piece of work should have the author’s name printed or signed on it.

 

The Details

* No more than one story and/or four poems should be submitted during any one submission period.

* Short stories and poems should always be just as long (or as short) as they need to be. 

* All submissions are read. The editors’ decision may not be correct but it is final.  We aim to contact everyone within three months of the closing date.

* With a limited budget, we are only in a position to offer contributors a discretionary token payment. They also receive a copy of the issue in which their work is featured and can order further copies at a discounted rate.

* Copyright remains in all cases with the author. Some work published in the magazine may also be included on our website.

 

Our Featured Poets

 

In each issue we publish a number of poems by a poet who is working towards a first collection. To be considered, please send us 6-10 previously unpublished poems. If we want to see more, we will get back to you. If submitting for this slot, do not make a separate poetry submission. 

 

Comhchealg

Is í ‘Comhchealg’ cuid Ghaeilge The Stinging Fly. Cuirtear fáilte roimh phíosaí Gaeilge ó scríbhneoirí úra. Is nós linn aistriúcháin Bhéarla a chur ar fáil i gcás na ndánta a roghnaítear. Chuige sin, déanaimid filí Béarla a chur ag obair ar shaothar a gcomhúdar. Leantar na treoirlínte iarratais thuas a bhaineann le filíocht Bhéarla.
 

Contact Details

The Stinging Fly
PO Box 6016
Dublin 1
Ireland

submissions.stingingfly [at] gmail.com

 

Publisher/Managing Editor: Declan Meade
Editor: Thomas Morris
Assistant Editor: Fiona Boyd
Poetry Editor: Eabhan Ní Shúileabháin
Eagarthóir filíochta Gaeilge: Aifric Mac Aodha
Contributing Editors: Emily Firetog, Dave Lordan and Sean O'Reilly

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