Call-out for cover art

We're inviting artists to submit potential cover art for our magazine.

News 1st July 2023

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

In remembrance of Maurice Scully

‘Reaching beyond Maurice’s work in search of an analogy, the closest I can think of is that of the painter Paul Klee. There’s the same curiosity as to what the medium can do, a similar interest in small effects writ large, a shared fascination with the compositions of those often thought below serious consideration.’

News 14th 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

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

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

Launch of Trouble by Philip Ó Ceallaigh

We are happy to invite you to the post-lockdown IRL launch of Trouble by Philip Ó Ceallaigh in Books Upstairs, Dublin on Friday 22nd April at 6pm.

14th April 2022

Call-out for All New Writers issue

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

News 14th February 2022

Play It Forward Pilot Fellowships Programme

Applications are now open until midnight on April 30th.

News 1st April 2021

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