Munster Literature Centre
Ionad Litríochta an Deisceart

Southword Open for Poetry, Fiction and Essay Submissions

Poetry submissions are open until 28th February. Southword pays contributors €40 per poem. We welcome submissions of up to four poems per submission period. 

*NOTE: We have now closed poetry submissions for Southword early as we have already filled out quota of fabulous poems which we’re able to take for our 2023 issues – we felt it would be unfair to accept more submissions under these circumstances. Thank you everyone who sent in your work!

Fiction submissions are open until 31st March. Southword pays contributors €250 per short story of up to 5000 words. We welcome submissions of one short story per submission period. 

Further guidelines are available at our submission manager.

We are also holding the Southword Literary Essay Competition until 28th February 2023, which must be entered by a different submission method. Details here.

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