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Issue 39 was published in October 2020 and includes new poetry by Mary O'Malley, new fiction by Alan McMonagle, an essay by Helen Mort and much more. View the full list of contributors here.

Issue 38 was published in March 2020 and includes the winners and shortlistees of the recent Seán O'Faoláin Short Story Competition and Gregory O'Donoghue Poetry Competition. View the full list of contributors here.

Issue 37 was published in September 2019 and includes new poetry by David Harsent, new fiction by Sara Maitland, an essay by Sandra Beasley, an interview with Neil Jordan and much more. View the full list of contributors here.

  sw36 Issue 36 was published in March 2019 and includes new poetry and an essay by Kim Addonizio, new fiction by Ron Rash, an interview with Yiyun Li and much more. View the full list of contributors here.
sw35 Issue 35 was published in August 2018 and includes new poetry by (and an interview with) Matthew Sweeney, new fiction by Deborah Levy, an essay by Simon Van Booy and much more. View the full list of contributors here.      


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