Sunday, April 18, 2010

The Cathach Magazine


The Sligo online literary journal The Cathach is accepting submissions for its second issue. Full details here. Closing date for submissions is 14 May and it appears that submissions by email are accepted. The journal is an impressive production, superior in style to many web magazine.

The Cathach is an online literary magazine, published by Sligo County Libraries, with the aim of showcasing quality new writing in poetry, fiction, and non-fiction. While honouring the literary traditions of Sligo and the Northwest, The Cathach features work from both new and established writers in Sligo and throughout Ireland.

Sligo's first Writer-In-Residence Niall Williams was the editor of issue 1. He has since vacated the post and has been succeeded by Brian Leyden who was born in Roscommon in 1960. He has published a book of short stories, Departures (1992); and a novel, Death and Plenty (Dingle, Brandon, 1996). He has also published a memoir, The Home Place (Dublin, New Island Books, 2002). He will oversee issue 2 of The Cathach.

I was delighted to have a poem published in the first issue, one on the Destruction of Sligo Railway Station 1923. I was in good company with the likes of Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill, Dermot Healy, Joan McBreen, Carlo Gebler, Dermot Bolger, Brian Leyden, and Jaki McCarrick

You can view the first issue from a link on this page.

4 comments:

Emerging Writer said...

I'm guessing Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill, Dermot Healy, Joan McBreen, Carlo Gebler and Dermot Bolger were paid...

Michael Farry said...

I don't know. I certainly wasn't.

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

Thanks for that, Michael. I sent work in by the deadline last year but was told the issue was already full. Get work in early, I reckon! (Full of famous people, perhaps...)

Anonymous said...

All contributions are unpaid, according to the Sligo County Library website.