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 next be open for general submissions from Monday November 13th until 5pm Irish time on Tuesday November 28th. Submissions received during this period will be read for our Summer 2024 issue.

Please note we no longer accept simultaneous submissions.

The link for each submission round is available on our Submission Guidelines page during the submission period.

Before submitting work to us, please read our Submission Guidelines carefully.

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