Thursday, June 11, 2009

$50 for your Irish story

Although I don't usually do this, I've pasted a request I received from Blue Mountain Arts for Irish (or Irish-American) stories. $50 for 100 to 600 words is a pretty good deal...


International publishing company is looking for inspirational stories and wisdom that relate to Ireland or the Irish culture to be published in an anthology. We are interested in your non-fiction essays, stories, or poems that in some way capture the Irish (or Irish-American) heritage, region, or lifestyle.

Stories and essays should be between 100 and 600 words long. If possible, we’d like you to include a pithy saying at the end, which sums up the inspirational message of your story. For example: “You'll never plough a field by turning it over in your mind” or “Laughter is brightest where food is best.” The saying can be a traditional Irish saying or something you come up with yourself.

There is no minimum word count for poems. Please note that we’d prefer to receive non-rhyming poems.

If your story or poem is selected to appear in the anthology, you will receive a one-time payment of $50 for anthology rights upon publication.

Please submit your writings by e-mail to by June 30, 2009. Please put “Irish” in the subject line and include the essay/poem in the body of the e-mail (we do not accept attachments). Be sure to include your name and mailing address. There is no limit to the number of writings you can submit!

No comments: