The Blue Nib

Announcing our first print issue

Issue 35 will appear on site on the 15th of September and in mail boxes around the world soon after. Order your copy, or subscribe to our online issues.


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Coming soon

Issue 34 was our final online issue and can also be found online on the previous site here


Editorial Issue 35

Editorial A huge welcome to this, the first issue which will also go out in  print. Dave Kavanagh and I feel that the magazine has

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Shirley Bell Selects

New Releases


From the Archive

Poetry by Lorraine Carey

Lorraine Carey was born in Coventry, England and moved to Greencastle, Co. Donegal where she grew up. Her poetry has been widely published in the

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5 alba poems by Alfred Booth

5 alba poems An alba poem. A short  poem of lover’s separation before dawn; cf.  Romeo and Juliet’s balcony scene. ******************** those words love? caress?

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Its Here! Chapbook 2

  It is our great pleasure to be releasing this today, Chapbook 2, featuring the work of our three prize winners chosen by Irish poet,

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Artwork by Gillian Rule

Gillian Rule is an Irish artist based in Donegal.  Gillian takes the inspiration for most of her work from her coastal surroundings, rural landscapes and

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