Just a reminder that our reading period for Issue 4 closes at midnight on 31 December. We love the contemporary Irish short story by writers born in, living in or with links to NI and Ireland. This time we are seeking flash fiction, short stories and poems. All details can be found on our submission … Continue reading Submissions closing
Issue 3 is here! We are delighted to share the fiction/essay issue with you. On Saturday 29th November we were joined by the writers of many of the pieces for a launch and reading at Ards Arts. As usual, it was a brilliant evening. Now you can read the stories here. Also, all of this … Continue reading Issue 3 is live! Submissions are open for Issue 4.
It's September, which means that you can now read issue 2 of The Incubator. This issue is jam-packed with new Irish writing, featuring an interview of Cherry Smyth by Claire Savage. The reviews are Jonathan O’Brien on Sinker, by Jason Johnson, and Orla McAlinden on Malcolm Orange Disappears, by Jan Carson. Plays are by Paula Matthews and Jamie Guiney. Issue 2 … Continue reading issue 2. submission call for issue 3
My mother always told me never to put anything I care about in writing... I began to write in earnest on my forty-fifth birthday. I'd thought about it for many years, but hadn't been able to gather the courage. I even carried a notebook in my bag in preparation for inspiration. But in truth I was … Continue reading Guest Blog: Laura Cameron
It's almost time to launch issue 2. We are having a public launch on Sunday 7 September, 6pm - 8pm, in the Green Room at The Black Box, 18-22 Hill Street, Belfast. Contributors will be reading their wonderful work. Please do come along!
On Sunday 8th June issue 1 contributors joined us in the Black Box, Belfast, to launch the journal. Writer and arts facilitator, Caroline Healy, introduced The Incubator by reading poetry and fiction on the theme of home. It was a great start to the day. Flash fiction was read by Elaine Donnelly, A.J Black, Ruth McKee, … Continue reading Launch of The Incubator
Issue 1 is here! We are delighted to share with you the first issue of The Incubator which features contemporary new writing from Northern Ireland and Ireland.
Focus on The IncubatorWe are delighted to be featured in Writing.ie ahead of our second submission call, and especially excited to be interviewed by avid blogger and fiction writer Alison Wells.You can read the full interview now.
COMPOSING TEXTPOEMS: OBSERVING, COMMUNICATING AND REFLECTING Since 2010, I have composed more than six hundred textpoems, and sent them out on my phone to an expanding audience. Many of the recipients respond with their own poems, even though they may never have written poetry before. My evolving experience of the textpoem form suggests that it … Continue reading Guest Blog: Shelley Tracey
Slave to the Rhythm? I am driving through the slanting Belfast rain with my seven-year old daughter. The windscreen wipers scrape and clack out a pattern. I suggest to her that they are saying ‘Taka-bu-ti, Taka-bu-ti,’ the name of the Egyptian mummy in the Ulster Museum. The combination of rhythm and word inspires us to compose … Continue reading Guest Blog: Jason O’Rourke