Issue IV Now Available!

Issue IV is alive and thriving in the springtime air.

Thank you to everyone involved: Graeme Coughlan for the beautiful cover artwork, all of our fantastic writers, Westside Press for their printing services and every single person who submitted. You have all helped us make something we are so proud of.

There is something for everyone in Issue IV and we can’t wait to hear what everyone thinks! Buy your copy today!

Issue IV Launch Party!

You are invited to the launch of Issue IV!

Join us on 24th March at 7pm on our Youtube channel for an evening of readings and craic agus ceol. We hope to see you there!

Let us know you’re coming here.

Pre-order Issue IV before 22nd March at 6pm and be in with the chance to win a €20 book voucher for Marrowbone Books! Winner announced at the launch.

It’s where all the cool kids will be.



Subscribe to Sonder Magazine!

Louder for our friends in the back: subscriptions are now open for Sonder Magazine!

This is for our pals who love us long time.

Subscribe today and receive new issues of Sonder Magazine delivered to your door, online access to our previous issues and a bimonthly newsletter with all the latest Sonder updates! All for only €20/year.

You can also choose to buy a one-off subscription which will have you covered for 2021.

Find a subscription that suits you!

Introducing The Panorama Flash Fiction Contest

Calling all flash fiction writers!

In times like these, it’s easy to find yourself in a creative rut. It’s hard to find routine, the light at the end of the tunnel is seeming further and further away, even the weekends are beginning to feel like a 2-day lunch break.

But, hey! What’s this? A stretch in the evenings? Another whopper Netflix show to binge on? Could it even be… a flash fiction contest?! That’s right, your girls got your back. Time to clean out the cobwebs and put those creative juices to use.

The Panorama Flash Fiction Contest was set up 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.

A few rules:

  • No more than 700 words on any theme.
  • The entry fee is €5. This can be paid at the button below.
  • Hold onto your PayPal Item Number. You will need this when submitting in the form below!
  • We accept simultaneous submissions, but please let us know if your piece has been published elsewhere. We cannot refund your submission fee.
  • We accept multiple submissions, but these will need to be submitted in separate forms. You will need a new PayPal Item Number for each submission.
  • Winner will receive a cash prize of €50 and publication in Issue V of Sonder Magazine. 2nd and 3rd places will be published on our website.
  • Deadline is 15th March at 6pm.

Click here to submit!

Announcing Issue IV Contributors!

We could not be more proud to announce our Issue IV contributors! There are both familiar and new names, so join us in welcoming the new additions to our Sonder fam.

Issue IV has been a treat to work on. With pieces charming and jarring, original and harrowing, there are some glorious words coming your way on March 24th 2021!

Pre-order your copy of Issue IV NOW. You won’t be sorry!

Issue IV Cover Reveal!

We are thrilled with the beautiful artwork by Graeme Coughlan for the cover of Issue IV! It perfectly captures the theme of Glorious.

Graeme Coughlan is a photographer, actor and filmmaker from Dublin. Recently he just picked up an award for best actor for his role in “Bluebell” which is currently making it’s way through the international festival circuit. His photography work focuses mainly on nature and the natural form and a collection of his work is currently being displayed in Kennedy’s Cafe Clontarf. 

Issue IV coming soon!


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 days you will get prompts, tips and exercises sent directly to your inbox! We will also share flash fiction pieces we have loved and published throughout our previous issues. Share your work in our private 7 Days of Christmas Facebook Group, get feedback, and meet people in the writing community. By the end of the 7 days, you will have a flash fiction piece ready to submit to Issue IV.

All for only €5!

Get into the festive spirit and get creative with us.

We look forward to meeting you!



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 magazine is all about bringing different perspectives together. Everyone is wildly and magically different. We are about reflecting those differences and, ultimately, what brings us together.

We are accepting short stories, poetry, flash fiction, creative nonfiction and artwork for the cover.

See the Submissions tab for guidelines!

Announcing an Announcement!

Mama may I, do we have news for you! The winners of the Morning Coffee Writing Competition have been chosen and we couldn’t be happier!

The support and generosity towards this contest has been overwhelming so we wanted to make a nice thing to give our thanks and celebrate the winning pieces. And so…

Join us this Wednesday at 7pm at for a wee Virtual Announcement, where the fantastic guest judge Sarah Davis Goff will announce the winners, along with a quick Q&A with the three winners! There will be thanks, there will be joy. (We promise, there is no awkward dancing this time. Just pure, unadulterated gratitude.)

See you there!