Here are some ideas for reading short stories and poetry in online literary journals over the festive season.
Wordlegs (edited by Elizabeth Reapy) Winter 2013, issue 16 here poetry, flash and short story.
The Weary Blues (edited by Cal Doyle and Katie Ahern) issue 4, poetry and fiction here
Four x Four poetry journal (edited by Colin Dardis) Autumn 2013 poetry see here
Southword, issue 25 Munster Literature Centre here poetry, short stories, review and criticism.
Burning Bush 2, issue 5 (edited by Alan Jude Moore) poetry and flash, see here
Bohemyth (edited by Michael Naghten Shanks) re-launch here poetry, short fiction and essays.
The Pickled Body (edited by Dimitra Xidous and Patrick Chapman) issue 1.1, The Red Shoes, poetry here
A New Ulster (edited by Amos Greig) issue 15 here
The Costa Short Story Awards are open for public vote on the 6 shortlisted stories until mid January 2014 see here
Most of the above also take open submissions at various times of the year - see their submission details online.