Monday, 21 October 2013

Literary Orphans Submission call

The Chicago based magazine, Literary Orphans, is looking for pieces with an Irish angle. Not Oirish though, they are hasty to say. No Leprechauns or roads rising up to meet you, unless after 15 pints on the way home or perhaps in a post-apocalyptic way.

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.

Link here

They say:

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.

4 comments:

The Poetry Bus said...


The Leprous Corn
Rose of Tralee'd up the haggard
to fetch a pint of Dew,
Gwanhupouddada ye 15 ppinted pixillated bollix dance in the river
and sing with the stones,
ya monster headed bastard orphan Widowed wonder have ye no 40% proof to read, be quiet man, or you'll dangling modified, wake up with a crowd round ye,forty green shades of shite kicked from your Derry air by shamrocked
Shillelagh and Black Biddy boots swiping at yer baldy head.

Emerging Writer said...

Thanks Peadar, visionary as ever

Mike Joyce said...

This is the Editor-in-Chief of Literary Orphans! We're very much obliged for your share of our call for submissions! All the best,
Mike Joyce

Emerging Writer said...

You are very welcome Mike. Hope you get loads of good stuff.