Winner: ‘A Letter to my Plastic Daughter’ by Ruth Atkins

“Plastic,” the doctor repeated sternly. “In the placenta.” His voice was a low bass rumble, barely audible over the machines. The midwife ceased sliding her jelly over me. I lay tense, my fingers clenched beneath my buttocks, my moon-belly rising, convex and white above the bed. It was unseasonably warm, and inside me, your kicksContinue reading “Winner: ‘A Letter to my Plastic Daughter’ by Ruth Atkins”

Runner Up: ‘The Sound’ by Rachel Handley

We didn’t realise, at first, that the plants were singing. We mistook the sound for a scream. Each day the noise increased. A news channel quickly made a gimmick filled segment on local plant sounds – The Sounds of Towns – and people would send in recordings. It took longer for the city folk toContinue reading “Runner Up: ‘The Sound’ by Rachel Handley”

Runner Up: ‘I HONESTLY DON’T KNOW IF THE CORRECT TERM IS SEEDS OR STONES’ by Deirbhile Brennan

Does anyone know what happens to those seeds in the corner? Yeah, the avocado  seeds. They’ve honestly just been sitting there for the last five months since I moved into this  apartment. They stare out at the kitchen: dry, cracking eyeballs, patient and biding their time.  I know you’re supposed to put them in waterContinue reading “Runner Up: ‘I HONESTLY DON’T KNOW IF THE CORRECT TERM IS SEEDS OR STONES’ by Deirbhile Brennan”

Fundraising for Ukraine

Ukraine Crisis Appeal We have 20 copies left of Issue V. All funds raised from the sale of these remaining copies will go directly to Irish Red Cross. What’s going on? Countless lives in Ukraine are being torn apart by violence and insecurity. Displacement, trauma, and separation from loved ones, will have devastating consequences onContinue reading “Fundraising for Ukraine”

Submissions For Issue VI Now Open!

Submissions for Issue VI are now OPEN! Accepting short stories, flash fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry and cover artwork based on the theme of ODD. This year’s theme is inspired by the winning piece of the Morning Coffee Writing Competition 2021 titled ‘A Bit Odd’, by Claire Gleeson. Claire’s piece will be published in Issue VIContinue reading “Submissions For Issue VI Now Open!”

Issue VI Submissions: Odd

That’s right, baby, we’re BACK. Our next submission window is for Issue VI, open April 1st-30th. We will be accepting short stories, flash fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and cover artwork based on the theme of ODD. This year’s theme is inspired by the winning piece of the Morning Coffee Writing Competition 2021 titled ‘A BitContinue reading “Issue VI Submissions: Odd”

Submissions for the Panorama Flash Fiction Contest 2022 are now closed!

Submissions are now closed for the Panorama Flash Fiction Contest 2022. Thank you all for your support, as all funds raised will go directly towards the publication of Issue VI. You can expect to hear back whether your piece is selected or not within two months. Please do not be disheartened if your piece isContinue reading “Submissions for the Panorama Flash Fiction Contest 2022 are now closed!”

The Panorama Flash Fiction Contest 2022

The Panorama Flash Fiction Contest was set up in 2021 to invoke a sense of community. In a time where we must stay far apart, writing can bring us together while conveying a wide panorama of human experiences. Join us on Wednesday 27th April at 7pm to find out the winners of this year’s contest.Continue reading “The Panorama Flash Fiction Contest 2022”

7 Days of Christmas: Flash Fiction Workshop ’21

Booked out! Join Sonder Magazine for 7 days of writing tips, tricks and exercises! Thinking of submitting to Issue VI in March? Want to brush up on your flash fiction skills? Want to develop your craft or get the writing juices flowing? This is the workshop for you! Starting on December 1st, each day forContinue reading “7 Days of Christmas: Flash Fiction Workshop ’21”

Read the Morning Coffee 2021 Winners!

We announced the winners of the Morning Coffee Writing Competition 2021 on Wednesday 13th October. You can watch the announcement video below! Guest judge Kevin Power said kind words about the winning pieces and we gave our endless thanks to everyone who donated, submitted, and above all, the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre. The Morning CoffeeContinue reading “Read the Morning Coffee 2021 Winners!”