Call-out for cover art


1st July 2023

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

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


25th May 2023

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”.

Entry-Level Fiction Workshops


21st April 2023

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!

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


25th January 2023

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

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


21st October 2022

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.