Sonder – n. the realisation that each passerby has a life as vivid and complex as your own.

An Irish print literary journal publishing short stories, creative nonfiction, and flash fiction.

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Celebrate the launch of Issue VIII: Belong with us and Dublin Book Festival!

We’re coming to Dublin Book Festival baby! Join us on 11th November at 8pm in The Printworks, Dublin Castle to celebrate the launch of Issue VIII: Belonging featuring Ola Majekodunmi. Including readers from our contributors and a bit of craic agus ceol, we can’t wait to celebrate these words with you all. The Dublin Book…

Writing Prompt: September 2023

Put 20 minutes on the clock and get writing! Don’t look back until the alarm sounds and, even then, maybe…keep going? Prompt: You hear news of your next-door neighbor vanishing without a trace. Can’t find what you’re looking for? Use the search form to search the site. Sign up to our newsletter to receive all…

Buy One Get One Half Price!

While we’re at it, we thought we’d offer you a further little treat—you can now buy Issue VII: Identity featuring Sue Rainsford for only €5! Why not buy it with your pre-order of Issue VIII: Belonging featuring Ola Majekodunmi? Two for €15… now who can argue with that?

Writing Opportunities September 2023

The latest writing opportunities for September 2023. If you would like your submissions call listed on our website, please contact us here. An Áitiúil Anthology, volume II Deadline: 4th September The Martello Journal and The Madrigal Press are currently open until the 14th August for An Áitiúil Anthology, volume II. They are looking for prose,…


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