Sunday, October 05, 2014

Irish Literary Journals

Thought I'd put together a list of the Irish literary journals, both print and online, that are out there. And the list is a mighty one. I will add to it as I find more journals. If you know of any let me know.

The Moth Magazine
The Moth is a quarterly arts and literature magazine featuring poetry, short fiction and art by writers from both home and abroad. To find out more about The Moth visit:

The Caterpillar 
A children's literary magazine that is published by The Moth. It features art, poetry and short fiction for 7-12 year olds.

Cyphers Magazine
Cyphers Magazine claim to fame is that it's Ireland's longest running literary journals published in 1975. Cyphers publishes poetry, fiction, short fiction, graphic art and reviews by many distinguished writers and artists.

The Penny Dreadful
Now on its fourth issue The Penny Dreadful hails from Cork. It's all grown up now. It started off as a DIY zine and now it's a beautifully produced print journal. So far it has published some top quality writing. Check them out here:

Irish Pages: A Journal of Contemporary Irish Writing is a literary magazine and comes out bi-annually. Irish Pages publishes·poetry, short fiction, essays, creative non-fiction, memoir, essay reviews, nature-writing, translated work, literary journalism, and other autobiographical, historical, religious and scientific writing of literary distinction.

The Shop
Sadly it is no longer with us. It was a fine poetry print journal

Southword is another fine Cork based publication. They used to publish in print but changed direction and now offer their issues online. Southword features poetry, fiction and reviews.

The Stinging Fly
The Stinging Fly has been around for sixteen years and continues to publish top notch writing. It publishes three times a year, the magazine provides a forum for the very best new Irish and international prose and poetry.·

Wordlegs was an online publication that published short stories, fiction and poetry. Sadly it is no longer publishing issues though you can still read all their back issues here:

Icarus has been publishing creative writing by students, staff and alumni of Trinity College since 1950. The magazine is published three times every academic term

The Dublin Review is a quarterly magazine of·essays,·reportage,·autobiography,·travel writing,·criticism and·fiction. The magazine is presented in book form

Crannóg is a Galway based magazine published by Galway writers workshop three times a year, in February, June and October. Crannóg publish poetry and short

Revival is a Limerick poetry journal published quarterly by the non-profit organisation Revival Press.·

The South Circular is a quarterly e-journal of short stories. Its first issue was published on 2012. It's available to download from for just €3.00
Sixteen is an online magazine that aims to use the 1916 centenary that publishes new work based on the 1916 Easter Rising. They are interested in how Ireland has changed in the last 100 years and how the events of that week in 1916 have shaped, if at all, the nation today.

ESC zine publishes both online and off. The editors enjoy off-kilter fiction, poetry, illustration, typographic design and photography. Visit here

Tramp Press is an independent publishing company.

Silver Apples Magazine is an Irish ezine. Looking for new and emerging writers. Poetry, short fiction, reviews, plays, comics and illustration. 

The Green Book is aimed at a general readership and published twice-yearly, The Green Book features commentaries, articles, and reviews on Irish Gothic, Supernatural and Fantastic literature. Check them out here
Boyne Berries
Boyne Berries is a Meath based poetry and fiction journal published by The Boyne Writers group.

gorse is a gorgeous twice-yearly print journal. Check out

thefirstcut is a online bi-monthly prose and poetry journal.

Three Monkeys Online
Three Monkeys Online is a free current affairs, arts and original fiction magazine, produced by writers in Ireland, Italy, Spain and the UK.

The Bohemyth
The Bohemyth is an online literary journal. It publishes weekly issues of short fiction and flash fiction pieces as well as artwork.

Outburst is a monthly ezine that publish poetry, short stories from new writers.·

Roadside Fiction
Roadside Fiction is an edgy quarterly online journal that publishes short stories and photography.

The Scum Gentry
The Scum Gentry is a darkly-comic Irish arts, news and media website that publishes a wide range of literary and journalistic content as well as hosting sections devoted to visual art, video and animation, and original music.

The Poetry Bus
Publishes poetry and art in print. It also comes with a CD with some of the poems read and music. PB started as a weekly writing task and developed into something bigger.

An online contemporary journal from NI / Ireland. Publishes fiction, plays, reviews and interviews

Baby Beef 
Is a DIY print zine from Dublin that features poetry, short fiction and art.

The Runt
The Runt is a print zine features short stories, poetry, articles and artwork.

Abridged is a print poetry/art magazine from Derry.

Bare Hands Poetry
An online poetry and art journalv

Emerald Bolts
Emerald Bolts was an independent platform for flash fiction from Ireland and the rest of the world. You can review the archives here.

Poem Pigeon
Poem Pigeon is a free service for storing and sharing poems.

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