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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Submissions now open!

Submissions are now open for Issue VIII! We are looking for short stories, flash fiction, creative nonfiction, and cover artwork all based on the theme of BELONGING. We especially encourage work from previously unpublished writers.

Pre-Orders Now Open!

Pre-orders are now open for Issue VII: Identity featuring Sue Rainsford! Featuring 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 cover artwork by Martins Deep, an interview with…

Cover Reveal & Pre-Orders!

Ye’d want to sit down because PRE-ORDERS ARE NOW OPEN FOR ISSUE VII! We cannot get over the beautiful artwork by Martins Deep and how it artfully encapsulates the theme of identity – a child dancing without care. Martins Deep (he/him) is an Urhobo poet based in Zaria. He is a photographer, digital artist, &…

NEW: Announcing Issue VII’s featured writer!

With the aim of helping previously unpublished writers on their journey, and thanks to the generous support of Arts Council Ireland, we are thrilled to announce that Issue VII and Issue VIII will feature one established author, who will explore the themes of each issue and offer insights for readers and writers alike. We could…


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