About

Set up in May 2019, we are a Dublin-based not-for-profit publication, hoping to publish your creative work. We are focused on the idea of sonder, the self, and others.

Thanks for joining us.

If you’re thinking, “huh what’s sonder eh ye arseholes making up words,” it’s that existential feeling you get when you’re walking down the street or sitting in the pub and are overcome by the realization that everyone you pass is just out there doing their own thing, thinking their own thoughts and living their own lives. It’s kinda freaky.

We want this zine to reflect everyday people and how extraordinary each individual is. Sonder doesn’t have to be a solitary feeling, which is why we want to put it all together in this little haven for individuality. We want people to open up this publication and find themselves reflected in other people’s work.

We publish short stories, flash fiction, creative non-fiction and poetry, all based around the individual and how we interact with each other. We want you, the writer, to get into the mind of someone sitting across from you on the Dart home, or the fella who just asked to bum a lighter, or even the Aisling wearing runners to work.

Submission guidelines are in the Submissions tab. Have a gander. Slide into our DM’s. See you on the flipside.

What People Say

Fantastic theme, can’t wait to read!

Aisling Moriarty

Witty and insightful – a great way to pass some time.

Gerry Doyle

A wonderful collection bursting with talent.

Gill Kiely

About the Founders

Sinéad Creedon is a Cork-born literature fanatic. As a graduate of English Literature from TCD, Sinéad began her experience with the book trade as a bookseller for Dubray Books. Gaining experience as an intern for the Irish Writers Centre, Sinéad discovered the beauty of the writing and reading community. Sinéad now works in customer service in Gill Books. Not only is she a fan of the arts, but an active participator. She has been published in Crannóg, Nothing Substantial, The Attic, and WOW: Women On Writing. In 2018, she was selected as Young Writer Delegate for the Dublin Book Festival by the Irish Writers Centre. In 2019, Sinéad was longlisted for the IWC Marian Keyes Young Writer Award.

Orla Murphy is an English, Media and Cultural Studies graduate from IADT with a FETAC in Print Journalism. Hailing from the other side of the country, Cavan, she has had a love for reading and writing from a young age. She has taken part in spoken word events, was on the editorial team of her years college zine (The Heretic), was published in the Celt newspaper in Cyavan and enjoys writing poetry and short stories. She loves celebrating people’s creativity, honesty and difference and cannot wait to dive in to your minds through your art.