Submissions

The Incubator is a quarterly online literary journal.

We showcase great new, previously unpublished writing by writers living in (or who have lived in) NI or Ireland.

Our submission window only opens for four months of the year: March, June, September and December.

Here is what we are looking for during each submission period:

 

June –             

one scene plays (10 pages max.)

flash fiction (1000 words and under) 3 pieces max

short stories (3000 words max.) 1 piece

 

September –

personal essay (2500 words max. Any subject)

flash fiction (1000 words and under) 3 pieces max

short stories (3000 words max.) 1 piece

 

December –     

poems (4 poems max. Any subject, any length)

flash fiction (1000 words and under) 3 pieces max

short stories (3000 words max.) 1 piece

 

March –           

memoir (3000 words max.)

flash fiction (1000 words and under) 3 pieces max.

short stories (3000 words max.) 1 piece

 

Simultaneous submissions are accepted, please just let us know if your work is accepted elsewhere.

Contact: editor.theincubator@gmail.com with your work pasted into the body of the email and attached in a word document.

There is no need to send a biography, though a simple hello is always appreciated.

Expect to hear back within six weeks of sending your work.

We cannot offer individual feedback.

* The Incubator is an unfunded, self-supporting journal, unfortunately we cannot offer payment or contributors’ copies at this time. Nor do we receive any funds from print copies purchased.

 

Many thanks,

The Editors

 

Kelly Creighton, Anne Caughey and Claire Savage