Southword

Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction
Representative Authors: 
Fiction writers we have published include Haruki Murakami, Danielle McLaughlin, James Lasdun and Colm Toibin. Poets we have published include Tess Gallagher, Martín Espada, Medbh McGuckian, Billy Collins, Vona Groarke and Brian Turner
Formats: 
Web
Reading Period: 
Jul 1 to Sep 15
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
4-5
Payment: 
Cash
Issues per Year: 
2-3
Issue Price: 
free
Circulation: 
5,000 to 10,000

Editorial Focus

We publish poetry and literary fiction of quality from around the world, but with an emphasis on new Irish writing.

Tips From the Editor

Poems and fiction (in English & Irish) are considered between mid-January and March 15th each year for our summer issue. Poems in English are considered between July and September 15th for our winter issue; poetry, prose and literary criticism in Irish is also accepted during this time. PLEASE NOTE after the close of the submission date the editors will make a selection. Submissions processed via Submittable: https://southword.submittable.com/submit . Authors will be able to check the status of their submission via their profile on Submittable. Please note that due to the large volume of submissions received, the editor may take up to 10 weeks after the submission deadline to make their decision.

Contact Information

Jennifer Matthews, Administrator
Southword
The Munster Literature Centre, Frank O'Connor House
Cork
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Ireland
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Last updated: Feb 17, 2017