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Stinging Fly readings at 'The House Presents', June 22

Friday, June 22, 8:30pm

Stinging Fly readings at 'The House Presents', an evening of music, words and dance at Annesley House


Drogheda workshop and reading

The Stinging Fly is in Drogheda on May 26 and May 30 for two events in association with Droichead Arts Centre. 

The Stinging Fly on Tour: Wexford, May 12



The Stinging Fly comes to the Wexford Arts Centre on Saturday, May 12 as part of a national tour showcasing the talents of some of the many writers who have published work in the magazine over the past 15 years.

The Stinging Fly on Tour!

The Stinging Fly will tour the country this spring and summer with the support of the Arts Council. The tour will include workshops, seminars and readings at six venues across the country, with our first stop being The Glens Centre, Manorhamilton, County Leitrim on Saturday, March 31st.

The programme for the day is as follows:

Our next book: The China Factory by Mary Costello

We are delighted to announce the forthcoming publication of The China Factory by Mary Costello.

Publication date: May 3rd 2012
ISBN: 9781906539214
Price: €12.99

Read ‘Andy Warhol’ by Keith Ridgway online

The Stinging Fly is still the talk of the town (well, the web bit of it, at least) over in New York. The Literarian, the online journal from The Center for Fiction, has made The Fly its featured international journal for their latest issue. And to mark the occasion, they’ve republished Keith Ridgway’s wonderful short story, 'Andy Warhol', which first appeared in our New York-themed issue.

Stinging Fly interview with

Alison Wells of recently asked Stinging Fly editor, Declan Meade, a lot of questions about short stories, The Stinging Fly, the future of the magazine and a lot, lot more. When we promote Irish writing, what are we promoting, something identifiable in topic or style or just good writing from those who happen to be or live in Ireland?

Stinging Fly Christmas Gathering - tonight!

What: An end of year gathering for our readers, writers and all those who are just Fly-curious.

Featuring readings, music and comedy.

Where: The Grand Social (Formerly Pravda), 35 Lower Liffey Street.

When: Monday, December 12, 8pm onwards.

How much: Admission is free and all are welcome.


Dave Lordan to guest edit Summer 2012 issue of The Stinging Fly

We are delighted to announce that Dave Lordan has agreed to guest edit our Summer 2012 issue. An award-winning poet, short-story writer and playwright, Dave has been a regular contributor to the magazine over the past few years. We look forward to working with him over the next six months.

Kevin Barry on Costa shortlist

Hearty congratulations are due to Kevin Barry for making it onto the Costa First Novel Award shortlist. His debut novel, City of Bohane, described by the judging panel as “startlingly original – a tour de force of language and imagination,” is joined on the list by Patrick McGuinness’ The Last Hundred Days, Christie Watson’s Tiny Sunbirds Far Away, and Kerry Young’s Pao.