Sunday, 15 June 2014

June - some ideas for publications and competitions currently accepting submissions

If you have work ready and want ideas for submitting, here are some publications currently looking for submissions. Remember to read the requirements carefully, they differ between publications. And, always read published work from past issues to get a sense of the most suitable place to send your piece. There are quite a few Irish journals currently seeking work.

The Stinging Fly - open during July, and takes poetry, fiction, book reviews and essays. See here

Wordlegs - seeking submissions for the Autumn 2014 issue, takes poetry, flash and short story. See here

And for more see below...

Boyne Berries -  currently open for issue 16 & 17, deadline 02nd August 2014. Stories under 1,500 and poetry, see details here 

The Irish Literary Review - open to submissions of poetry, flash, and short story. Online journal see details here

The Incubator Journal - seeking submissions during June for issue 02 - takes short stories and one act plays during this submission period from Ireland and NI. See here

The Moth - rolling submission period, takes poetry and short story (2,500 word max.). See here  and for those who write for children, there is the sister publication The Caterpillar. It also accepts both poetry and short story (1,000 word max.), see here

The Floor Magazine - a new ezine from Limerick - looking for submissions of  poetry, prose, photography, art, essay and journalisitc feature pieces. See here   

Silver Apples Magazine - currently open for Issue Two Box of Tricks, accepts poetry, short story (3,000 word max.), creative non-fiction and one act plays 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

Burning Bush 2 - mostly publishes poetry, and some flash fiction  (max. 500 words). It is published twice a year, see details here

A New Ulster - seeks submissions of poetry, fiction and art, (adult and child) see here

The Bohemyth - 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  

Far Off Places - an ezine based in Edinburgh, next deadline for submissions 30th June 2014. It is seeking prose, poetry and drama based around the theme The Second Breakfast. See here  

Spontaneity Magazine - this is a relatively new online arts journal. It relies on writer response to features from past issues, and takes submissions of poetry, prose and visual arts. See submission details here  - rolling deadline. Latest issue for inspiration Issue 02.  

Crannog - will open for submissions in the month of July. Takes short story (2,000 word max.), flash and poetry. See here

And for competitions currently taking entries, see our competitions page above. But, here are a few ending in June, or very early July.

2014 Mslexia Women Poetry Competition -  deadline 16th June 2014, see here

V.S. Pritchett Memorial Prize 2014 - deadline 16th June 2014, short stories 2,000-4,000 word count, see here     

Annual Templar Poetry Pamphlet and Collection Awards 2014 - deadline 16th June 2014 - for short collections of poetry betweeen 18 and 30 pages. For more details see here

Boyle Arts Poetry Competition - deadline 20th June 2014, €5 entry fee, see further details here

The Moth Short Story Prize 2014 - deadline 30th June 2014, judge Mike McCormack, 6,000 words or less. See  here   

Michael McLaverty Short Story Award 2014 - run biennially by the Linenhall Library in Belfast. Deadline 30th June 2014, max. 3,000 word stories, judged by Bernard MacLafferty and Ann Tannahill. For more details see here and here

Poets Meet Painters Competition 2014 - from Hungry Hill, deadline 01st July 2014. See here poems to be  inspired by works of art exhibited at Mill Cove Gallery website   

So, lots of options - happy writing.

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