Leopold O’Shea wins 2023 Stinging Fly/FBA Fiction Prize

The Sligo author was awarded the €2000 prize for his “eerie” debut story, ‘The Afterlife’, described by the judges as an “uncanny, expertly controlled, chilling fable”.

News 25th May 2023

Entry-Level Fiction Workshops

We are delighted to introduce two additional online workshops to this year's summer school programme, aimed at people who have only recently started writing fiction. Application deadline: May 3rd, 11:59pm!

News 21st April 2023

This So-Called Writing Life

A series of essays reflecting on craft, process, and the pains and pleasures of writing and publishing. Kevin Doherty begins the series, with more essays to follow in the coming months. Introduction by Series Editor, Olivia Fitzsimons.

Essay 29th March 2023

The Stinging Fly partner with Chinese journal, One-way Street

We are delighted to announce that The Stinging Fly is partnering with Chinese literary journal, One-way Street, on its exciting New Voice project.

News 25th January 2023

Online essays and criticism 2022

Contributors: Dizz Tate, Olivia Fitzsimons, Danielle McLaughlin, Jill Crawford, Neil Hegarty, Angelique Tran Van Sang, Anna Walsh, Mia Gallagher, Thomas Morris, Kevin Power, Niamh Campbell, Ian Maleney, John Patrick McHugh, Mary Morrissy, Tadhg Hoey, Susannah Dickey, Sean O'Reilly

Criticism Essay 6th January 2023

Online Fiction Series 2022

Contributors: Nicole Flattery, Niamh Mulvey, Najat Abed Alsamad, Gianluca Nativo, Louise Hegarty, Roisín O’Donnell, Lisa Owens, Oisín Fagan, Chetna Maroo, June Caldwell, with an introduction by Editor at Large, Thomas Morris

Essay Fiction 2nd January 2023

What Gets Us Through | 2022

As the year ends, we asked more of our editors, writers and collaborators to write about something that has made a significant impact on them over the past while.

Blog Post 31st December 2022

Wendy Erskine & Roisín O’Donnell shortlisted for the IBA Short Story of the Year

We are very, very proud to have published two of the six stories shortlisted for the Irish Book Awards Short Story of the Year 2022.

News 21st October 2022

2022 New Translator’s Bursary

Announcing our second annual New Translator’s Bursary.

News 1st September 2022

Notes on rejection

A series of short essays reflecting on the experience of rejection. Contributors: Danielle McLaughlin, Jill Crawford, Neil Hegarty, Angelique Tran Van Sang, Anna Walsh, Mia Gallagher, with an introduction by Thomas Morris.

Essay 28th July 2022

Lisa McInerney appointed Editor of The Stinging Fly

‘I can think of few honours greater than the opportunity to foster new writing and writers, and provide that community that writers like me are so reliant on and grateful for.’

News 29th June 2022

Emer O’Hanlon wins inaugural Stinging Fly/FBA Fiction Prize

O'Hanlon's winning story, 'Diana in a lonely place' was published in our Summer 2021 issue.

News 18th May 2022

New Magazine Editor required

We are looking for a new editor. Could it be you?

News 6th May 2022

Call-out for All New Writers issue

We're open for submissions for this special edition of the magazine.

News 14th February 2022

What Gets Us Through

As a new year begins, we asked some of our editors, writers and contributors to write about something that has made a significant impact on them over the past while.

Blog Post 5th January 2022

Play It Forward Pilot Fellowships Programme

Applications are now open until midnight on April 30th.

News 1st April 2021

Maija Sofia Reads Louise Hegarty

'Getting The Electric', a story from our Summer 2020 issue, is beautifully read by the Choice Prize-nominated musician.

Podcast 24th March 2021

Fly Roundtable: Writers and reading

Four writers, all leading classes during this year's Stinging Fly Summer School, discuss the joys and challenges of reading.

Blog Post 10th July 2020

I had to keep on

Poetry Issue 41/Volume 2: Winter 2019-20

Danielle McLaughlin wins The Sunday Times Short Story of the Year award

'A Partial List of the Saved' receives the richest prize for a single short story in the English language.

News 13th September 2019

The Stinging Fly

Submissions for the Summer 2023 issue of The Stinging Fly will open on November 15.