Alas, poor Yorrick!

Fame

Tom wished 

he was rich 

and famous 

so he burned 

home to get it

He slogged 

day 

and night 

twisting that rope 

to climb

Collecting friends 

for future 

reference

But 

when he eventually 

saw the top 

he found himself 

all alone. 

-Job

Colony

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Colony Literary Magazine, Issue 2 is now live here: http://www.colony.ie

A literary magazine for those who like the experimental, the unconventional, ‘Colony is published online tri-annually, and a print anthology featuring the best work from the online issues, together with new material, will be published yearly.

Their intention is to publish the highest-quality innovative and unconventional writing – and more – from Ireland and internationally, together with interviews, essays and literary criticism.

They publish a wide range of forms: Ideas / Essays / Literary Criticism, Fiction, Poetry, Spoken Word / Performance Poetry, Sounds, Work in Translation, Interviews, Miscellaneous.’

My story, Cyber Trans, is published in issue 2. In this speculative story I explore a transformed future where people can upgrade their bodies and women are the dominant gender.
Check it out here: http://www.colony.ie/#!cybertrans/c1guk

I am proud to be among such fine company.

So long and thanks for all the fish.

New Literary Journal

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For anyone interested in a good read check out Northern Ireland’s new literary journal; The Incubator. It publishes fiction, memoir, interviews.

Issue 1:

I’m proud to have a Flash-Fiction of mine: Saint Perpetua, included in such a fine publication. Congrats to all involved, particularly Kelly Creighton.

Enjoy.
@writerjobrien

The Penny Dreadful Magazine

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I was very pleased today to receive my first copy of The Penny Dreadful, (Issue Three), a relatively new Irish literary magazine. It’s full of black and twisted humour, which I like. And it doesn’t take itself seriously.

It’s a fine magazine, beautifully printed and bound. It’s credit to all who made it: Editors John Keating and Marc O’Connell and the team at the Dreadful Press.

I’ve only scratched the surface of its contents so far. There’s a radio play by Kevin Barry no less and the great P.J O’Connor offers some fiction. There’s also poetry by Dimitria Xidous among others. And art by Snooks Lee. I look forward to reading it over the next few weeks.

The year’s subscription was very reasonable at €13 for a year, (two issues).
They also accept submissions of poetry and fiction.

Find them at http://thepennydreadful.org.