The Stinging Fly

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

The Stinging Fly is a Dublin-based print magazine and small press. Our mission is to seek out, nurture, publish and promote the very best new writers and new writing.

The Stinging Fly magazine

We currently publish two issues of the magazine each year. We have a particular interest in publishing new writers and in promoting the short story. 

We currently accept submissions of short stories, essays, poems, novel extracts and excerpts from longer works of nonfiction.

We will be open for submissions from November 15th until November 30th 2022 for our Summer 2023 issue.

To submit work to us during this time, please access the link to the submission form via our Submission Guidelines page.

Please note we no longer accept simultaneous submissions. We will aim to respond to all submissions we receive during this open call before the end of March 2023. We will be open for submissions again in May 2023. 


The Stinging Fly Press

The Stinging Fly Press publishes single-author short-story collections and multiple-author anthologies. We are not seeking submissions for the press at the moment. If you have written a collection, we advise that you submit a story to the magazine to begin with.


The Stinging Fly