Short story in first issue of new UK mag The Lonely Crowd

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‘Some justice’, a short story of mine about a hobo vigilante (or vigilante hobo, I’m not quite sure) is out in the first issue of new UK lit mag The Lonely Crowd. I’ve just received it, but I really enjoyed what I’ve read of it so far. The format’s very nice, more stocky paperback than magazine.

They’ll be open for submission for the last two weeks of May, I think. Check them out!


New issue of The Penny Dreadful out now (with a poem of mine in it!)


Issue 5 of Cork-based magazine The Penny Dreadful is now officially out, having been launched in Galway and Dublin this week. There’ll be a Cork do too next week, on April 18th, if you’re around that part of the county/country/continent/world/etc.

The mag hasn’t reached me yet, but as always they’ve done a great job of making it look great, and I’m really looking forward to reading what my fellow Dreadfuls came up with: there’s stories by folks such as John Boyne, Nuala Ní Chonchúir, Eimear Ryan, poems by Dylan Brennan and Victoria Kennefick and more!

The Penny Dreadful is open for submissions until May 10th, and they’ve just announced a Novella Prize that sounds brilliant, if you’re in the Irish islands (sorry – Ireland or the UK).


New poem in Axolotl

Axolotl Magazine Logo

I’ve a poem, From this here floodland jungle, in issue five of newish online magazine Axolotl.

It’s a great magazine to check out if you don’t know it yet, with lots of weird fiction and poetry, translations and other linguistic crossovers… They’re open to submissions until June 1st.

And, last but not least, it’s named after a brilliant short story by Julio Cortázar, itself named after a brilliantly weird, diminutive Mexican cave beast. It’s like mastryoshka dolls, I swear. Well, you know what I mean. Things within things.

The man                                                                    The beast