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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Pre-order a copy of Issue VI today, packed full with poetry and prose on the theme of Odd.


Submissions for Issue VII are closed. Keep an eye out for the next submissions window!


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Issue VII Now Available!

That’s right, it’s publication day for Issue VII: Identity featuring Sue Rainsford! Issue VII features short stories, creative nonfiction, poetry and flash fiction. These stories centre around the theme of identity and the idea of sonder – the realisation that passersby have a mind as complex as your own. Including contributions by:

Issue VII Launch Party!

Well, are yis ready? Come and celebrate our first issue since receiving Arts Council funding! Expect readings from our featured writer Sue Rainsford and our contributors, plus a bit of craic agus ceol. Join us at The Library Room in Lost Lane on Thursday 23rd March at 6pm. You can pick up a copy on…

Pre-order Giveaway!

Pre-order Issue VII by March 23rd 2023 and be in with the chance to WIN a 6-month book subscription service from Marrowbone Books! Marrowbone Books’ book subscriptions offers a bit of that second-hand bookshop serendipity conveniently delivered to your door. Each month, subscribers are treated to a good second-hand paperback, hand-selected from their shelves. Selections…

Writing Opportunities February/March 2023

Writing submissions open between February and March: at your service! Spotlight First Novel Award Deadline: 14th February. Now in its twelfth year, Spotlight First Novel Award is our way of celebrating and encouraging new writers. Every year we profile the winner and offer them transitional support at a key stage. The Award is aimed at…


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