The Stinging Fly

There are presently no open calls for submissions.


The Stinging Fly is a Dublin-based print magazine and small press. 

We currently publish two issues a year. Each one contains 224 pages of short fiction, poetry, essays and author interviews. We have a particular interest in publishing new writers and in promoting the short story. 

We generally accept submissions of short stories and poetry on an issue-by-issue basis. 

The submission window for our Summer 2019 issue (Issue 40 Volume Two) opens on December 3rd and closes on January 9th.

Danny Denton is the guest editor for this next issue.

Essays and interviews are commissioned. We pay a fee for stories, poems and other work. Contributors also receive a free copy. 

Read our full submission guidelines here.

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.

We look forward to reading your work.





The Stinging Fly