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 … Continue reading Issue 12 is live! Submissions are open.

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 … Continue reading Issue 10 is live! Submission call.

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, … Continue reading Issue 9 is live! Submission call.

Issue 3 is live! Submissions are open for Issue 4.

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.

Launch of The Incubator

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

Anne Enright on the Irish short story

Anne Enright on the Irish short storyIreland has produced some of the world's most celebrated short story writers – and continues to do so. Why are the Irish so good at the form, and why do they love it so much, asks Anne Enright. This article comes from the Guardian, 2010, around the time The Granta … Continue reading Anne Enright on the Irish short story