A Celebration of Journals & Editors

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We want to begin this year with a sense of joy, optimism, and thanks to all hard-working editors who put in time to showcase the amazing writing out there.

This list will be updated daily and if you’re a writer, we encourage you to add your voice of thanks, by filling in the form. It only take a minute and will help celebrate the literary world. If a journal and editor has already been celebrated, that’s fine – you can still add your voice & comment.

Roll Call of Champions – Journals and their Editors.

Extra Teeth Magazine – Heather Parry and Jules Danskin

‘Heather and Jules have been so incredibly kind and supportive – they have lavished me with Extra Teeth gifts, paid extremely well, and been completely attentive to promoting every single venture I’ve made since. Sounds unbelievable, but I really do feel like I’m part of their Extra Teeth family for life! And on top of all of this, the magazine is so carefully curated and beautiful – a real treasure of a publication.’ Alice Ash

Perhappened Mag – Isaura Ren

‘Their content is varied and exciting, with chosen stories picked up for anthologies. The editorial team is generous with time, feedback, suggestions where work could be placed if it’s not right for them and their rejection emails are stuff of legend. The mag looks great and as a writer I really appreciate the themes to give me ideas and direction. My favourite mag to submit to.’ Martha Lane

The Phare – Steven John & Claire Harrison

‘The Phare is more than a literary magazine; it is an entire online writing community, one that welcomes and supports a diverse group of writers from around the world. In its engaging online format, written work is paired with outstanding photography. The Phare also is open to submissions of photography.’ Anonymous

Flash Literary Journal  – Benji Holmes and Sam Allport

‘Professional, thorough and with a keen eye for original, progressive fiction and poetry. Particularly impressive for a student-led print publication, run by young people who seem to have a real passion for and dedication to the editorial process.’ Anonymous

Fictive Dream – Laura Black

‘I love Fictive Dream and I especially love Flash February – for the brilliant words, wonderful artwork, and the care and dilligence that Laura brings to pulling everything together.’  Jan Kaneen

Sonder Magazine – Sinéad Creedon & Orla Murphy

‘Publish wonderful content, work hard to keep paying contributors, beautiful covers and fun positive social media. Supported a past contributor by hosting their fundraiser short story contest, the Morning Coffee Writing Competition, which raised over €1 000 for the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre.’ Anonymous

Truffle Magazine – Tina J Bowman

‘Lovely to deal with, and consistently friendly and supportive, championing the work of former contributors.’ Anonymous

Schuylkill Valley Journal – Rob Kaniuk

‘Rob published a CNF of mine, in which I talk about Diwali celebrations of my childhood, and I’m very appreciative that he let me write it the way I wanted to, without having me change Indian words. Rob is a POC writer’s dream.’ Anonymous

Splonk  – Nuala O’Connor & Janice Leagra

‘Great content, visually appealing and easy to navigate site. Special mention for the respect and kindness bestowed on contributors.’ Mandira Pattnaik

SmokeLong Quarterly –  Christopher Allen & team

‘SmokeLong is such a tough journal to crack but their feedback options are so useful, their rejections are respectful & I really appreciate the lengths they go to to subsidise writers who can’t afford it. Their workshops are great also.’ Anonymous

Fudoki Magazine – Emma Kalson

‘I love the niche of flash mythology and fairy stories this beautiful journal seeks to lift. Emma works with few resources but is diligent, honours the genre and is delightful to new and hopeful flash writers.’ Anonymous

Banshee Press – Eimear Ryan, Laura Cassidy, Claire Hennessy

‘Three of the most kind and generous editors around, with expert editorals eyes and endlessly supportive of writers and poets that they publish. A consistently beautiful publication, inside and out.’ Marie Gethins

Lunate – Gary Kaill & Hannah Clark

‘Lunate is a wonderful journal with a great aesthetic. They choose their work carefully and any declined work is done so respectfully. The Editors are joy to work with and have worked hard to make Lunate one of the go to journals for flash, poetry and short fiction.’ Kathy Hoyle

Fractured Lit – Tommy Dean and K. B. Carle

Reflex Fiction – David Borrowdale

‘Positive, inclusive editor who is a champion of flash fiction, lovely to interact with, who has taken steps to pay contributors and publish many collections alongside his competition and online journal.’ Stephanie Carty

FlashBack Fiction –  Ingrid Jendrzejewski and the team

‘Really courteous and constructive communication (negative and positive). Beautiful presentation and illustration with added extra of recorded reading and Q&A. Lots of promotion of the resulting piece, enhancing contributor profile. Plus consistently excellent work shown.’ Anonymous

‘Beautiful journal that really goes the extra mile – they are active and enthusiastic and promote their writers. Features such as interviews with writers and audio recordings of the stories make for a lovely reading experience.’ Anonymous

Ellipsis Zine – Steve Campbell

‘Such a beautifully designed website with wonderful content. The printed editions are fantastic and also so beautifully crafted and presented. Steve is a wonderful and generous champion of short story writers.’ Jennifer Harvey

‘Consistently one of the best. Much appreciated.’ Anonymous


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