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

We currently publish two issues a year. Each one 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 are 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. 

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.

Ends on February 12, 2018
For Irish and international poets who are in the process of working towards a first collection. You should already have had some poems published in journals and magazines. We welcome poets who have previously had poems appear in The Stinging Fly.

Please send 6-8 previously unpublished poems together in a single file. Include your name under each poem.