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Southword 40


Issue 40 of Southword, featuring new essays, fiction, and poetry from Lucy Sweeney Byrne, Niamh Mac Cabe, Conor McManus, and others.



Lucy Sweeney Byrne
Niamh Mac Cabe
Conor McManus

Seán O’Faoláin Short Story Prize

1st Prize
Ben Fergusson

2nd Prize
LA Williams

Hilary Fennell
Erin Courtney Kelly
Niamh Mulvey
Mel O’Doherty

Gregory O’Donoghue Poetry Prize

1st Prize
Nicholas Hogg

2nd Prize
Damen O’Brien

3rd Prize
Gerry Boland

A.M. Cousins
J.P. Grasser
Paula Harris
Winifred McNulty
karla k. morton
Judy O’Kane
Don Schofield
Joan Sullivan Gray
Matthew Thorburn
Arne Weingart


Breda Spaight
Rory Duffy
Lizzy Nichols
Bobbie Sparrow
Alan Garvey
Kathleen Winter
Brianna Flavin
Jane Burn
Laura Potts
Daniel Johnson
Hilary Menos
Phillip Crymble
Julio Cesar Diaz
Don Hogle
Danielle P. Williams
Mike Lewis-Beck

Subscriber Flash Fiction Competition

John D. Kelly
Alison McCrossan
Alannah Hopkin

Subscriber Poetry Competition

Moná Toirésa Ó Loideáin Rochelle
Heidi Beck
Ali Bracken Ziad

Cover Image

detail from Lilith by Rachel Parry