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. 

Magazine Submissions:

The Stinging Fly is open to submissions from writers of all backgrounds. We are also aware that a proactive approach to diversity and inclusivity is important in redressing imbalances of representation and diversity, both in the pages of our magazine, but the wider cultural landscape in which we all work and create. As such, we strongly encourage submissions by writers from underrepresented areas of society.

Our next submission windows are in November 2020 (poetry) and December 2020 (fiction). Submissions received during this period will be considered for our two 2021 issues, which will be published in May and November 2021 respectively. 

Poetry submissions will be considered from November 1st 2020 until November 30th 2020, inclusive.

Fiction submissions will be considered from December 14th 2020 until January 8th 2021, inclusive.

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.


The Stinging Fly