The Stinging Fly

There are presently no open calls for submissions.




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

From 2017 we will publish two issues each year instead of three. Each of our issues contains a mix of short fiction, poetry, essays and author interviews. We have a particular interest in publishing new writers and in promoting the short story.

We accept submissions of short stories and poetry on an issue-by-issue basis. Unless otherwise clearly stated, there is no preferred theme – we're just looking for a lively mix of fresh and original new writing to share with our readers. Essays and interviews are commissioned. We pay a fee for stories, poems and other work. Contributors also receive a free copy. 

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.

In our Winter 2017 issue (Issue 37) we will have a special feature examining the causes and consequences of the inadequate supply of affordable housing here in Ireland. We will accept submissions for this feature Wednesday 7th June until Wednesday 12th July. More information can be found here

We are accepting submissions for our 6-month fiction workshop (organised in association with the Irish Writers Centre) until Monday August 14th. More information can be found here.