Issue 38

Issue 38 of the Blue Nib with over two hundred pages, featuring work from talented emerging poets & authors will launch on the 15th of June, it is now available for preorder.

In this Issue

  • Poetry by Mary Buchinger, Abigail Rowland, Patrick Wright, young poet Paul McCarrick, Helen Boden, Diarmuid Fitzgerald, & Many Others.
  • Fiction by Emma Devlin, Diana Powell, Brendan Landers, Lyn Ann Byrne & lot more.

Mike Griffith reviews Anne Walsh Donnelly’s The Woman with the owl tattoo, and we feature a preview of Anne’s forthcoming collection of short fiction, Demise of the undertaker’s wife. Plus reviews of, Black Car Burning by Helen Mort, The Time Traveller’s Picnic by Fiona Sinclair and more. […]

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Issue 37

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  • Issue 37 – 15th of March 2019.
  • Featuring poetry by James Wall, Anne Walsh Donnelly, Lucy Durneen, Caron Freeborn and many others.
  • Arathy Asok’s work is featured along with a review of her poetry collection.
  • Short Fiction selected by Fiction Editor Mimi Gladman, including work by Teresa Sweeny, Anne Hayes, Diana Powell and many more
  • Essays by Dr Anna Pia, Susan Anwin, Mike Smith and more.
  • Plus reviews & articles.


Issue 35

Announcing the winners of Chapbook Contest #3
Our Judge, Southlight editor Vivien Jones has selected her winners. We have poems from three very strong voices. This Issue also features equally strong work from Vivien’s choice of nine commended poets.

 Plus poetry from two past CPC winners
Anne Walsh Donnelly and Derek Kennemeyer both feature in this remarkable issue as well as poems from Nathan Fidler, Jeremy N. Marks, L. Shapley Basson, Stephen House, Emma Lee, Mike Griffih and many more.

A Strong Collection of fiction from
Kate Ennals, David Butler, Molly Fennig, Lyn Byrne, Anne Walsh Donnelly, Audrey Molloy & More. […]

Blue Nib Chapbook 2

The Blue Nib magazine awards three emerging writers publication in chapbook form on a semi-annual basis.

We readers are also amply awarded with three fresh new voices in poetry with The Blue Nib Chapbook Volume 2.

I can’t say well enough how very impressed I am with the writing of first-place winner Anne Walsh Donnelly who gives voice to her native Ireland like many of the great Irish masters. Donnelly’s is a rising star to follow.

Second-place winner is Dr. Akshya Pawasker who offers us a distinctly feminine perspective in her pieces. This in no way is meant to imply male readers won’t “get” or enjoy her works. Instead it is to say the acute male reader will gain a greater insight to the female perspective after reading Dr. Pawasker’s poetry.

Bobbie Sparrow rounds out this fine book with her offering, which take us down a different path with each poem. Biblical themes, psychological examinations, historical themes, and rustic ones highlight Sparrow’s writing here.

The Blue Nib is my favorite source for new poetry on the ‘net and chapbooks like this show very well that this imprint is making good headway in the small press world.


Reviewed By Michael Griffith […]

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Winners’ Biographies

FIRST PRIZE WINNER –  Anne Walsh Donnelly lives in Castlebar, Co. Mayo. Her work has been published in various literary magazines such as Crannog, Boyne […]

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  List Price: $20.00, £14.95, Euros 16.50 6″ x 9″ (15.24 x 22.86 cm) Black & White on White paper 118 pages Blue Nib Publishing ISBN-13: 978-1999955021 ISBN-10: 1999955021 […]