They take stories, poetry and flash fiction.
Send us your stories, your poems, your lyric essays, your unwashed, your poor, your bastards, your monsters, your orphans. We’re reading submissions for our Ireland issue. We want writing that represents 21st Century Ireland in all its multifaceted glory. Whether you’re Irish, of Irish descent, or simply enjoy a glass of Tullamore Dew or Bushmills, send your best work. Refrain, of course, from any mention of Emerald Isle, forty shades of green, Leprechauns, St. Patrick, Riverdance, The Quiet Man, or other similarly reductive tropes. Bring us the Ireland of expansive writing; writing to curl our toes and send shivers down our hard drives.
The world we struggle to create on these binary pages is a world that will make you uncomfortable and reflective. The writing on Literary Orphans is a mood more than a style.
It’s the nervous glances back at your apartment when you go for a walk without your cell phone. It’s the nostalgia you have for squeaking cassette tapes and Soviet ICBMs. It’s an analog dream in a digital era.