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Getting Published​

Getting Published with The Blue Nib The Blue Nib is both a literary magazine and on line publisher as well as an independent publishing...

Independent Book Publishers.

Independent book publishers We are currently closed to submissions The Blue Nib are an independent press who publish poetry and literary fiction. We accept unsolicited collections...

Editorial Issue 34

Well, as you will see from Dave’s article, this is the last e-zine for the magazine, which will become a quarterly print magazine instead. It will...

Poetry Writing Contest

The Blue Nib Poetry Writing Contest Poetry Writing Contest V is now closed Our next Blue Nib Poetry Writing Contest will be announced in our September...

The Ladies and Gentlemen of the Dead

Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin The Ladies and Gentlemen of the Dead Bestselling debut collection by Dominic Fisher This exceptional collection of poems explores ways the...

US Poetry Submission

The Blue Nib Poetry, Fiction and Review

Poetry, Fiction and Reviews The new Blue Nib team are delighted to launch issue 38 of the magazine with over 200 pages of poetry, fiction...
Demise of the Undertaker's Wife

The Demise of The Undertaker’s Wife.

Demise of the Undertaker's Wife By the Hennessy Literary Award nominated Anne Walsh Donnelly Release date 15th September 2019. Available for preorder from 4th August 2019 Share...

Ink Pods Submission

Submitting and what you need. 1. Send an mp3/ mp4/wav or m4a recording. Please leave  at least two seconds...
Issue 41 of The Blue Nib


New and established voices in poetry from Ireland and the United Kingdom Established and emerging poets from the United States and Canada.  publishing established and new...

Translation Po-int

Editor, Clara Burghelea, selects poetry from around the world in English and in translation

North American Time

Felicia McCarthy's pick of the strongest established and emerging voices in poetry from The US & Canada


Editor Tracy Gaughan selects poetry by established and emerging poets from  Ireland and The UK

An Astráil

Denise O'Hagan's selection of poetry from the strongest voices in Australia & New Zealand

Submit To The Blue Nib

Submissions are closed.The Blue Nib will reopen for submissions on July 16Important: The Blue Nib General Guidelines:Submissions are considered for either the digital platform or...

The Giving Circle

When you become a member of The Giving Circle, you'll not only receive exclusive content from top contributors, but you will also be supporting...
flash fiction by Isioma Jemimah Okonicha

‘Wasted’ flash fiction by Isioma Jemimah Okonicha

Isioma Jemimah Okonicha’s works include fictional stories, motivational, and poetry.
In Between by Clelia Albano, translated by Peter O'Neill

In Between by Clelia Albano, translated by Peter O’Neill

In Between    Sebbene la forza gravitazionale  tenga i...
2 poems by Gale Acuff

2 poems by Gale Acuff

Gale Acuff is the author of three books of poetry. He has taught university
English in the US, China, and Palestine
Eugen Bacon’s work has won, been shortlisted, longlisted or commended in national and international awards, including the Bridport Prize, Copyright Agency Prize, Ron Hubbard’s Writers of the Future Award, Australian Shadows Awards and Nommo Award for Speculative Fiction by Africans.

Poetry by Eugen Bacon

Eugen Bacon’s work has won, been shortlisted, longlisted or commended in national and international awards, including the Bridport Prize, Copyright Agency Prize, Ron Hubbard’s Writers of the Future Award, Australian Shadows Awards and Nommo Award for Speculative Fiction by Africans.
2 poems by emerging poet Georgina Ashworth

2 poems by emerging poet Georgina Ashworth

Emerging poet Georgina Ashworth was winner of the ECU’s Talus Prize in the poetry category (2017), she was also the judging panel’s favourite for the Yarra Libraries Receipt Poetry Competition, as part of the Digital Writers Festival (2019).

Claire Hennessy in Conversation with Tracy Gaughan

Writer and editor at Banshee Literary Journal, Claire Hennessy, offers advice to writers and speaks to Tracy Gaughan about the changing face of contemporary poetry, the perils of didacticism and shares some of her happiest moments at the journal
3 poems by Belinda Cooke

3 poems by Belinda Cooke

Belinda Cooke's poetry includes Stem (the High Window Press, 2019) and her Days of the Shorthanded Shovelists forthcoming (Salmon Poetry).
3 poems by Amanda Bell

3 poems by Amanda Bell

Amanda Bell's first poetry collection First the Feathers (Doire Press, 2017) was shortlisted for the Shine Strong Award.
2 poems by Alan Cohen

2 poems by Alan Cohen

Alan Cohen was poetry appears in New England Journal of Medicine (1977), The Road Not Taken (2017) and more

3 poems by Maeve McKenna

Maeve McKenna’s work has been placed in several international poetry competitions. She enjoys writing immensely, almost as much as she does avoiding it.
Poetry by Mycah Miller

Poetry by Mycah Miller

Mycah Miller is a Santa Cruz, CA-based poet, artist, motorcyclist, and student.
Sarah Leavesley

The Writing Mind’s Underlands and the Perspective of Time

Sarah Leavesley explains how the passing of time offers surprising opportunities for creative growth.
Fair Ground by Penny Sharman

To PhD or not to PhD? That is the question….

James Fountain offers useful advice for those thinking of starting a PhD.
Rona Fitzgerald

The Wrong Track

Rona Fitzgerald explains how you don't have to be trapped on the wrong track for ever.
Flash Fiction by Don Krieger

Poetry by Don Krieger

Don Krieger is a 2020 Creative Nonfiction Fellow.
His work has appeared in Neurology, Live Mag!, Seneca Review, The
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, The Asahi Shimbun, Entropy, and others.
Glenn Hubbard

2 Poems by Glenn Hubbard

Glenn Hubbard lives in Madrid, where he teaches English and writes poetry.
Poetry by Lauren Camp

Poetry by Lauren Camp

Lauren Camp’s most recent collection is ‘Took House’ (Tupelo Press, 2020). 
Poetry by Rafael Mendes

Poetry by Rafael Mendes

Poet Rafael Mendes is a member of NIC writers group at The Irish Writers Centre.
Poetry by Mark Roberts

Poetry by Mark Roberts

Mark Roberts is a writer, critic and publisher, he co-edits the online journal Rochford Street Review and, with Linda Adair, runs Rochford Press.
poetry by Rebecca Myers

Prose poetry by Rebecca Myers

Rebecca Myers is an Irish-born, New Zealand-based poet and playwright.
Misericord’ by Kevin Bailey -Reviewed

‘Misericord’ by Kevin Bailey -Reviewed by Michael Paul Hogan

‘Misericord’ is a book containing many fine things, a Palace of Varieties containing within its sixty-six pages a multitude of (mainly successful) attempts to render Kevin Bailey’s poetic world complete.
‘Letters Home’ by Jennifer Wong -Reviewed

‘Letters Home’ by Jennifer Wong -Reviewed by Emma Lee

“Letters Home” explores the Chinese-British diaspora from the viewpoint of someone beginning to find her place in the world, looking at how to forge an identity which includes her origins and her new life.
poems by Eveline Pye

4 poems by Eveline Pye

Eveline Pye's poem ‘Mosi-Oa-Tunya’ was chosen for the Twenty Best Scottish Poems of that Year. Her new collection ‘STEAM’, will be published by Red Squirrel Press 2021.
Poems by Berni Dwan

3 poems by Berni Dwan

Poet Berni Dwan was placed second in the Johnathan Swift Awards and was shortlisted for the Anthony Cronin International Poetry Award.

Poetry by Kate Ennals

FESTIVAL OF ORIGINSafter Primo Levi Back in time, after forty...
short fiction by Pippa Slattery

Autumn Leaves, short fiction by Pippa Slattery

Pippa Slattery’s story Rag Doll was shortlisted for the Kanturk International Arts Festival.
Leonie Charlton

‘Gene Pool’ Short Fiction by Leonie Charlton

Leonie Charlton lives in Argyll, Scotland from where she writes poetry, fiction and creative non-fiction.

2 poems by Bernie Crawford

Bernie Crawford’s poetry has been published in The Irish Times, Poetry Ireland Review, the North magazine, and elsewhere.
Poetry by Colin Bancroft

Poetry by Colin Bancroft

Colin Bancroft won the 2016 Poets and Players Prize. His pamphlet Impermanence is out in October 2020 with Maytree Press.
2 Poems by Magdalena Ball

2 poems by Magdalena Ball

Magdalena Ball is the author of several published books of poetry and fiction, including High Wire Step (Flying Island Press, 2018) and Unreliable Narratives (Girls on Key Press, 2019). 
Poetry by Ian C Smith

Poetry by Ian C Smith

Ian C Smith’s seventh book is wonder sadness madness joy (Ginninderra Press, 2015).  He writes in the Gippsland Lakes area of Victoria, and on Flinders Island, Tasmania.
Poetry by Brenda Proudfoot

Poetry by Brenda Proudfoot

Brenda Proudfoot was a finalist in the Joanne Burns Microlit Award (2019), and two of her stories are shortlisted for the Microflix Writers Award (2020).
Amanda McLeod, Animal Behaviour

Animal Behaviour Author, Amanda McLeod, in conversation with Denise O’Hagan

Denise O'Hagan caught up with her fellow country woman, Amanda McLeod to discuss creativity, writing and her new flash fiction collection, Animal Behaviour.