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