7 Days Of Christmas Flash Fiction Workshop!

Booked out! Join Sonder Magazine for 7 days of writing tips, tricks and exercises! Thinking of submitting to Issue IV? 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 for 7 daysContinue reading “7 Days Of Christmas Flash Fiction Workshop!”

Issue IV Submissions Now Open

‘Ah, here. They’re at it again.’ Submissions for Sonder Issue IV are now open! The theme of this issue is Glorious, in ode to the winning story of the Morning Coffee Writing Competition. We think it’s time the world needs a little hope, and what word greater than glorious to inspire it? Write whatever it means to you. This magazineContinue reading “Issue IV Submissions Now Open”

1st Place: ‘Glorious’ by Lea Mc Carthy

‘Gloria?’ I whisper into the darkness of the ward. ‘Wake up.’ I have the torch of my phone lit so I can see her old eyes open slowly, all sleepy and cruddy. ‘D’you want to go to the zoo? To the black bears?’ I repeat myself twice to make sure she is certain. She nodsContinue reading “1st Place: ‘Glorious’ by Lea Mc Carthy”

2nd Place: ‘Tigers Have Striped Skin’ by Davena O’Neill

The heart of a shrimp is located in its head. They say the heart can rule the head, but it can lead you into trouble. Maybe shrimp are romantic. Or dumb. Dad eats shrimp, pulls the heads right off, and sucks the liquid out. Mom says men’s brains are between their legs. Guess that’s whyContinue reading “2nd Place: ‘Tigers Have Striped Skin’ by Davena O’Neill”

3rd Place: ‘The Morning After’ by Anthony Bradley

‘It’s my fault.’ ‘There were two of us.’ ‘Still it was me who…’ he seemed squeamish on this point, ‘you know…’ ‘Look it doesn’t matter now.’ She didn’t want to discuss details on the street, for fear the infection of rumour (already palpable the night before) would turn into an outbreak, spreading among their friendsContinue reading “3rd Place: ‘The Morning After’ by Anthony Bradley”

Announcing Issue III Contributors & Launch!

Announcing our Issue III contributors! We are so proud of the content of our third issue and we cannot wait to share so many new and emerging voices with ye ✨ This issue was particularly special as we noticed, despite their varying genres and voices, a unified tone of overcoming. Given the selected theme ofContinue reading “Announcing Issue III Contributors & Launch!”

Introducing the Morning Coffee Writing Competition!

Introducing the Morning Coffee Writing Competition! We at Sonder Magazine are honoured to share a part in bringing this short story contest to you. This has been a difficult year for pretty much everyone. On top of awful Covid stress, vital organisations like the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre have been obliged to cancel many ofContinue reading “Introducing the Morning Coffee Writing Competition!”