For such a small nation, we seem to be awash with literary journals. Just this week, I noticed two brand new publications preparing to accept submissions for their very first issues. Both based in my hometown of Cork, they’re respectively called Howl and The Four Faced Liar, the latter taking its name from beloved local… Read More A round-up of Irish literary journals
Yesterday I had an amazing bit of writing news, which is that the Everyday Kindness anthology I contributed a story to last year is to be released as an audiobook. Not only that, the book will be narrated by a whole host of actors and actresses, including [pauses for breath] Dame Julie Walters, Celia Imrie,… Read More Everyday Kindness star-studded audiobook news!
Just a quick post to say how chuffed I am to be included in a new anthology of work showcasing Cork writers. Cork Words 2 is edited by Patricia Looney, on behalf of Cork City Libraries, and was published this week. It contains poetry, prose and non-fiction contributions by fifty writers including such talents as… Read More Cork Words 2 anthology
Back in December, I happened upon this tweet by UK writer LJ Ross, author of the popular DCI Ryan series of crime novels: If you’ll remember, this was a time when everyone was weary from all the lockdowns and the news was wall-to-wall misery – unlike now when everything’s, erm… never mind. An uplifting project… Read More Everyday Kindness anthology
Please excuse all the ‘me-me-me’ news, but things have a way of happening together. Today I have a new flash published in Ellipsis zine. I’m pretty excited about it because I love the consistently good work featured in this literary journal. But I’ve also been a bit anxious about the timing and how it would… Read More ‘Sing Hope from Rooftops’ in Ellipsis zine
Online literary journals are wonderful. Fact. From a readers’ perspective, they’re easily accessible, free to read and – for the most part – packed with quality writing. For writers, they offer an opportunity to get work out into the world (often for the first time), the confidence boost of an acceptance and a credit to… Read More A couple of Best Microfiction 2020 nominations
Today I have a flash published in UK literary journal Lunate. It’s called ‘Mind Games’, and it’s about the worst type of hypnotist. Lunate is a new journal, but the work they’ve been publishing over the past few months is of such consistently high quality that it: 1) inspired me to aim high by trying… Read More ‘Mind Games’ published in Lunate Fiction