Southword: New International Writing is a print literary journal published every spring and autumn by The Munster Literature Centre. Southword has published the likes of Medbh McGuckian, Helen Ivory, Haruki Murakami, James Lasdun, Kim Addonizio, Tess Gallagher, Colm Tóibín and Vona Groarke. Our spring issue is composed of prizewinning and shortlisted entries from our Gregory O’Donoghue and Seán O’Faoláin competitions, as well as specially commissioned work. Unsolicited submissions of poetry and short fiction (for our autumn issue) are open as follows:
POETRY: December 1st, 2021 ‒ February 28th, 2022
FICTION: January 1st ‒ March 31st, 2022
Southword pays contributors €40 per poem and €250 per short story. Payment to writers within the Republic of Ireland is made by cheque. Writers abroad must accept payment through PayPal.