Issue 13 is live! Submissions are open.

We are delighted to share issue 13 of The Incubator which features an interview with Gerard Brennan, author of Undercover, and a review of The Watch House by Bernie McGill from Claire Savage.

There is new fiction from: Mandy Taggart, Lesley Walsh, Máiréad Casey, Marc de Faoite, Andrew Maguire, Sharon Thompson, Réaltán Ní Leannáin, Simon Henderson, A. Joseph Black, Barbara Lovric and Robert Barrett.

And memoir from: Brian Kirk, Kathryn O’ Regan and Martin Cromie.

We know that many of you love to hold a physical journal in your hands and you are very welcome to purchase a print copy from Peecho, but just a reminder that we do not receive funds from you doing so. Issue 13 and past editions can be read here, and we encourage you to download our pdf for free. And of course, share, share, share!

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Our submission window is now open and will close at the end of August. This is the only month that we seek one scene plays, and, as always, we will be looking for unpublished short stories and flash fiction. Please check our guidelines as there have been some recent changes to our maximum word count.

Warmest wishes!

The Editors

Issue 12 is live! Submissions are open.

We are delighted to share issue 12 of The Incubator which features an interview with Claire Savage, author of Magical Masquerade.

And fiction from: Nora Shychuk, Mark Kelleher, Susanne Stich, Seán Kenny, Damhnait Monaghan, Sandra Arnold and Eibhlinn McAleer.

Poems from: Bernadette Gallagher, Eileen Ní Shuilleabháin, Kathryn Reynolds, Amanda Bell, Paul Perry, Siobhan Campbell, Anne Casey, Edward Lee, Alice Kinsella, Colin Hassard, Jo Burns, Mike Gallagher Lorraine Devlin and Brian Gourley.

We know that many of you love to hold a physical journal in your hands and you are very welcome to purchase a print copy from Peecho, but just a reminder that we do not receive funds from you doing so. Issue 12 and past editions can be read here, and we encourage you to download our pdf for free. And of course, share, share, share!

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Our submission window is now open and will close at the end of April. This is the only month that we seek memoir, and, as always, we will be looking for unpublished short stories and flash fiction. Please check our guidelines as there have been some recent changes to our maximum word count.

Warmest wishes!

The Editors

Issue 11 is live! Submissions are now open.

We are delighted to share issue 11 of The Incubator which features an interview with DJ McCune, author of Death & Co.

And fiction from: Mark Mayes, Cliodhna Walsh, Neil Slevin, Reggie Chamberlain-King, Geraldine McCarthy, Audrey Quinn, Rebecca Spicer, Brian Sheehan, Morna Sullivan, Bernie McQuillan, Jack Sheehan, Dermot O’Sullivan and Alistair Graham.

Essays from: Annie Coyle Martin and Marie Walsh.

We know that many of you love to hold a physical journal in your hands and you are very welcome to purchase a print copy from Peecho, but just a reminder that we do not receive funds from you doing so. Issue 11 and past editions can be read here, and we encourage you to download our pdf for free. And of course, share, share, share!

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Our submission window is now open and will close at the end of December. This is the only month that we seek poetry, and, as always, we will be looking for unpublished short stories and flash fiction. Please check our guidelines as there have been some changes.

Warmest wishes for a creative 2017!

The Editors

Issue 10 is live! Submission call.

We are delighted to share issue 10 of The Incubator which features Claire Savage’s interview with Carlo Gébler, author of The Wing Orderly’s Tales.

With fiction from: Louise Kennedy, Patrick Holloway, Louise McIvor, Una Mannion, Sean Daly, Kieran Marsh, P Kearney Byrne, Robin Oree, Eileen O’Sullivan, Marie Gethins, Eileen Acheson and Deirdre Kingston.

And plays from: James Meredith and Stewart Roche.

We have Amos Greig’s review of Vinny’s Wilderness by Janet Shepperson.

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You may purchase a print copy of the issue from Peecho, but we like to remind our readers that we do not receive funds from you doing so. Issue 10 and past editions can be read here, and we encourage you to download our pdfs for free.

Our submission window for issue 11 is now open and will close at the end of September. This is the only month that we seek essays, and, as always, we will be looking for unpublished short stories and flash fiction. Please check our guidelines.

 

Warmest wishes,

The Editors

 

Issue 9 is live! Submission call.

 

We are delighted to share issue 9 of The Incubator which features Claire Savage’s interview with Lucy Caldwell, author of Multitudes.

With fiction from Jennifer Kerr, Peter Hollywood, Noel King, Disharee Bose, Doreen Duffy, Tanya Farrelly, Bernard O’Rourke, Anne Griffin, Rachel Barber, Caroline Kieran, Colin Dardis, Margaret Cahill and Tony O’Connell.

And memoirs from Phil Young, James O’Leary and Liz O’Neill.

Reviews include Wilma Kenny on Children’s Children by Jan Carson, Brian Gourley on Stephanie Conn’s The Woman on the Other Side, Sandra Coffey on Trevor Conway’s Evidence of Freewheeling, and Kelly Creighton reviews Echoes by Paula Matthews.

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Print copies may be purchased from Peecho, but we like to remind readers that we do not receive funds from anyone doing so. Issue 9 and past editions can be read here, and we encourage you to download our pdfs for free.

 

Our submission window for issue 10 is now open and will close at the end of June. This is the only month that we seek one scene plays, and, as always, we will be looking for unpublished short stories and flash fiction. Please check our guidelines.

 

Please read, share and enjoy!

 

Warmest wishes,

The Editors

 

Issue 8 is live! Submission call.

We are delighted to share issue 8 of The Incubator which features an interview with Donal Ryan, author of A Slanting of the Sun.

With fiction from: Susanne Stich, Paul Anthony Corbett, Mary O’Donnell, Niamh MacCabe, Gareth Fox, Eoin Murphy, Sandra Coffey, Louise Kennedy, Dearbhaile Houston and Patrick Holloway.

And poetry from: Glen Wilson, Susan Lindsay, Colin Hassard, Fiona Smith, Stephanie Conn, Brian Gourley, Gary Hunter, Chimera Lay and Frederick Johnson. The Last Fire by Helen Harrison is reviewed by Martelle McPartland.

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We know many of you love to hold a physical journal in your hands and you are very welcome to purchase a print copy from Peecho, but just a reminder that we do not receive funds from you doing so. Issue 8 and past editions can be read here, and we encourage you to download our pdfs for free.

Our submission window for issue 9 is now open and will close at the end of March. This is the only month that we seek memoir, and, as always, we will be looking for unpublished short stories and flash fiction. Please check our guidelines.

Warmest wishes,

The Editors

Issue 7 is live! Submissions are now open.

We are delighted to share issue 7 of The Incubator, which features an interview with Bernie McGill; a review of Sifting: Uncle Ned and Other Stories by Mike Mac Domhnaill, and The House of Small Absences by Anne-Marie Fyfe is reviewed by Brian Gourley.

Non-fiction comes from Csilla Toldy and Lucy Sweeney Byrne, and there is an abundance of excellent fiction from the following writers:

Tanya Farrelly, Ro McNulty, Brian Kirk, Fiona O’Connor, Marc de Faoite, Anne Hayden, Niall Kitson, Tomás Dearg, Anne O’Leary, Tim Laverty, Peter Jordan, Paul Anthony, Susan Burke Trehy, AJ Black and Dan Malakin.

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We know that many of you love to hold a physical journal in your hands and you are very welcome to purchase a print copy from Peecho, but just a reminder that we do not receive funds from you doing so. Issue 7 and past editions can be read here, and we encourage you to download our pdfs for free.

 

Our submission window is now open and will close at the first bell of the new year. December is the only month that we seek poetry, and, as always, we will be looking for unpublished short stories and flash fiction. Please check our guidelines.

 

 

Issue 6 is live! Launch details & submission call

Issue 6 is here!

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http://www.theincubatorjournal.com/journal

Please read, share and enjoy!

Our submission window opens on Tuesday 1st September and closes at midnight on 30th September. This time we will be looking for flash fiction, short stories and essays. (Please check our submission guidelines page.)

The public launch will be in the Green Room, at The Black Box, Belfast, on Sunday 20th September, 2pm. Entrance is £2 (to cover room hire).

Please join us to hear our very talented contributors read their work.

Issue 5 is online!

We can’t wait any longer, here is issue 5 a day early. Hope you enjoy!

https://theincubatorjournal.com/journal/

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Our submission window opens tomorrow and closes at the end of June. This time we will be looking for flash fiction, short stories and one scene plays. (Please check our submission guidelines page.)

The public launch will be in the Green Room, at The Black Box, Belfast, on Sunday 14 June, 2pm, and will be in conjunction with Belfast Book Festival.

Entrance is £2 (to cover room hire). Please join us to hear our very talented contributors read their work.

We are also delighted to announce that our editor Kelly Creighton is launching her debut novel ‘The Bones of It’ on Thursday 4 June, 6.30pm in No Alibis, Belfast. The novel is published by Liberties Press. She will also be doing a Literary Lunchtime in the Ulster Hall on 11 June, in conversation with Jan Carson.

This is a great time of the year for Belfast literary lovers. We hope to see a lot of you at the festivities!

Submission Call & Launch of Issue 4

Submissions Opening

Our reading period for issue 5 opens on 1 March and closes at the end of the month.

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 memoir.

All details can be found on our submissions page.

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Launch of Issue 4

It’s almost time to launch the new issue. We are having a get together on Sunday 15 March, 2pm in the Green Room at The Black Box, 18-22 Hill Street, Belfast. £2 entry.

Reading on the day, will be:

Danielle McLaughlin, Csilla Toldy, Emma McKervey, David O’Neill, Anne Caughey, Dave McGinn, Brian Gourley, Sinead Nolan, Kelly Creighton, Paula Matthews, James O’Leary, Claire Savage and Cathal McDaid.

Please do come along!