Stinging Fly Stories

Edited by Sarah Gilmartin & Declan Meade

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Problem Pages

Reflecting on the creation of her first collection of short stories, Mia Gallagher elucidates the perpetual lesson of writing: that it’s always easy, and always hard.


Bland God: Notes on Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook's founder is the most visible and enigmatic icon of the digital age. But what does he mean?


Kaleidoscope Eye

"I laid there with a blue sheet covering my face with a hole cut into it for my eye. This was my eighth and final unsuccessful eye surgery. It had been five years, one month, and twelve days since my first."

From the Archives

🔒 Poetry

The Change

Issue 12, Volume 2: Spring 2009

🔒 Poetry

Who Killed Bambi?

Issue 22, Volume 2: Summer 2012

🔒 Poetry

The Defeat of Destiny

Issue 2, Volume 1

🔒 Fiction

Novel extract: ‘The Abode of Fancy’

Issue 32, Volume 2: Winter 2015

🔒 Poetry

October 30, 1938

Issue 26, Volume 2: Winter 2013