Gee, the daffodils have made an appearance in my garden. That makes it sound semi-cultivated, but truth be told my Dad kindly planted them once upon a time and they've survived the Donegal climate despite my neglect.
Anyway, time for a Spring motivator maybe - on writing that is, not gardening. So, what's new or pending on the writing front. Here are some ideas for submissions for all those Spring cleaned writings.
The Irish Literary Review - poetry, flash and short story, submissions until May 1st. See here
New Irish Writing - this one pays, and publishes work monthly in the final Saturday edition of The Independent, and then leads to the Hennessy awards. I managed to achieve this once in 2004/5 when it was in The Sunday Tribune, and I've tried a number of times unsuccessfully since. Poetry and short stories (2,200 word max.) chosen by Ciaran Carty see here
The Moth - open submission of poetry or short story (2,000 word max.) see here
The Caterpillar - sister publication of The Moth - for children's writers see here
The Linnet's Wings - Short story (7,000 word max.), micro, flash, poetry, essay, creative non-fiction - reading period for summer issue 1st-14th May see here
Number Eleven - short story (3,000 word max.) and flash - open submissions see here
The Weary Blues - poetry, short story (3,000 word max.), visual arts and photography - open submission see here
- an ezine that publishes poetry, short story (2,000 word max), flash
fiction, and photography monthly. It issues on 7th of each month and
takes submissions 1st-23rd of the previous month see here
Burning Bush 2 - a twice yearly ezine that publishes flash fiction (500 word max) and poetry. Deadline 1st May 2014 see here
Sunday Miscellany - open submission of short scripts (700-750 max) see here This pays also.
The View From Here - currently open to fiction submissions (5,000 word max.) see here
So no excuses now, and lots of choice - happy writing. But, if you still really want more see Tania Hershman's fab list of lit mags at ShortStops
And, here are my hardy daffodils..... hmm
Damn it, in Donegal the whins win hands down...