The Munster Literature Centre
There are presently no open calls for submissions.
Welcome to the Munster Literature Centre submissions manager
IMPORTANT NOTE: We received a notice this morning that we have passed our submission limit on Submittable. This is the first time this has happened, and shows how popular Southword has become. Unfortunately, this means that submissions have automatically been closed early. If we wanted to keep using Submittable for the rest of today we would have to double our annual subscription fee to Submittable, which is unfeasible given our current budget (particularly when we are trying to keep submissions charge-free).
We are making exceptions to subscribers of Southword – subscribers can submit a late submission with the email headline ‘Southword Late’ to firstname.lastname@example.org
Southword Literary Journal
Southword Journal is a print literary journal published at least twice yearly by The Munster Literature Centre. Southword has published the likes of Medbh McGuckian, Helen Ivory, Haruki Murakami, James Lasdun, Tess Gallagher, Colm Toibín and Vona Groarke. Unsolicited submissions of poetry and short fiction are considered between January 1st and March 15th each year for our Autumn issue. Our Spring issue is composed of prizewinning and shortlisted entries from our Gregory O'Donoghue and Sean O'Faolain competitions.
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.
To subscribe and to read online back issues for free, please visit Southword Journal: http://www.munsterlit.ie/Southword/issues_index.html
To purchase early paperback issues of Southword Journal (#1 - #15) please visit our online bookstore: http://www.munsterlit.ie/Bookstore.html
To learn more about the Seán Ó Faoláin International Short Story Competition, running in early summer: http://www.munsterlit.ie/SOF%20Page.html
To learn more about the Gregory O'Donoghue International Poetry Competition, running in late autumn: http://www.munsterlit.ie/Gregory%20ODonoghue%20International%20Poetry%20Competition.html
Fellowships & Bursaries
To learn more about the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Fellowship & Mentorship Bursaries: https://www.munsterlit.ie/foc%20fellowship.html
To learn more about the John Montague International Poetry Fellowship & Mentorship Bursaries: http://munsterlit.ie/John%20Montague%20Fellowship.html
Questions/troubleshooting on using Submittable system
E-mail email@example.com or visit their help centre: https://www.submittable.com/help/submitter