The Blue Nib.
THE BLUE NIB WEBSITE AND LITERARY MAGAZINE PUBLISHES POETRY AND SHORT FICTION FROM EMERGING AND ESTABLISHED POETS AND WRITERS. WE ARE HOME TO THE BLUE NIB POETRY WRITING CHAPBOOK CONTEST WHICH IS NOW IN ITS 5TH ROUND.
WRITERS, SEE REQUIREMENTS, DETAILS AND RATES OF PAYMENT ON OUR SUBMISSIONS PAGE.
The Blue Nib is a print and digital platform that publishes and promotes the work of established and emerging poets and writers.
Main outputs are the quarterly Blue Nib Magazine which is sold through subscription and is available as a print magazine or digitally on the website and via download. The magazine features the work of both emerging and established poets and writers.
The Blue Nib imprint publishes a limited number of first and second collections of poetry and fiction per year. Recent works include poets and writers such as Dominic Fisher‘s Ladies and Gentlemen of the Dead, and the upcoming Demise of the Undertakers Wife by Anne Walsh Donnelly.
The well established Blue Nib Chapbook Contest gives emerging and established poets and writers the opportunity to have their work judged by a renowned poet.
Promoting Poets and Writers
The Blue Nib features free to view content on our front page and elsewhere on the site, but we are a subscription website and all issues, both print and digital are subscription only.
Our Subscription Pledge is to reinvest 50% of all funds towards the promotion and publishing of emerging poets and writers.
The balance of subscriptions are used to pay contributors and operate the platform.
Material featured in the quarterly magazine is not generally available without subscription, but will from time to time appear in our archives. View subscription options on our Subscriptions Page.
The Blue Nib accept submissions of poetry, short fiction, essays and reviews from both poets and writers during our open reading periods. Articles and general interest pieces come from our team of contributing editors.
Details and guidelines can be found on our submissions page
Query our editors but please do not email submissions as they will not be accepted
UK/Ireland & ROR Poetry Editor -Clara Burghelea
Australia/NZ Poetry Editor -Denise O’Hagan
Fiction Editor -Seanín Hughes
Reviews Editor -Emma Lee