Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The Stony Thursday Book

"The Stony Thursday Book is calling for submissions from local, national and international poets for the next issue which will be published in Limerick, Ireland, as part of Cuisle, Limerick City International Poetry Festival* in October 2010. The Stony Thursday Book was founded by Limerick poets John Liddy and Jim Burke in 1975, and has also been edited by Mark Whelan, Kevin Byrne, Patrick Bourke and Knute Skinner and Thomas McCarthy. This year the editor will be Mark Whelan.

The Stony Thursday Book is one of the longest-running literary journals in Ireland and celebrated its 30th Anniversary Edition in 2005.Poetry submissions are now being accepted for issue No. 9 which will be published in October 2010. Closing date for submissions is August 13th 2010. How to submit: Send no more than 6 poems. When submitting poems, write your name and address on each page. Send poems to : The Arts Service, Limerick City Council, City Hall, Merchant's Quay, Limerick. Please mark your envelope: The Stony Thursday Book. Or by email : artsoffice@limerickcity.ie
(you may submit by email in word format with your name and details on each page)
Further information from: The Arts Service, Limerick City Council
Telephone : 061 407363 or 061 407421
*Cuisle, Limerick City International Poetry Festival will take place in
Limerick from 13th - 16th October"

I submitted last year, guess I wasn't successful as the only correspondence I got was an invite to the launch a few weeks after it was over! But what if...
Even so, will submit as it looks like a nice publication, would love to have work published in a fat book for a change (I rush to add that I'm grateful to be published anywhere! Am now bowing graciously to all editors in the universe...)

Can poems/stories published on a personal blog, or group writing blog be submitted as previously unpublished? Mslexia Magazine says, more or less, if your work has been published and been through a selection process, or won a prize - it's not eligible - but posted on a blog seems to be okay for them.
I imagine its the same for most publications, though I think any writing I post and later choose to submit somewhere, I'll save temporarily as a draft until I get invited to the already over launch party...or maybe even...
Will keep the faith, have had a few rejections on the poetry front in the last couple of weeks, enough to make me contrary enough to keep sending them out!


Michael Farry said...

Yes a nice publication. I got into to it last year after a few years of trying. Some competitions/magazines specify that previous publication on the web, including blogs, disqualifies. If it doesn't say so presume it's OK I suppose.

Brigid said...

You keep trying, Niamh, your work is too good to be ignored, thanks for the links,
I am never sure about the blog/publishing thing, maybe email the writers centre.
If you fancy a bit of 'pagan' revelry, pop over to my tara update and click on the link, I am not in that video, I promise.

Niamh said...

Congrats on that Michael! I didnt know about that, may read the small print, would hate to disqualify myself. Maybe its safer not to post them at all.

Brigid, good idea, i never think of the writers centre for some reason. Off to your blog for some pagan revelry!

Theresa Milstein said...

Thanks for the info. Good luck to everyone who submits.

Old Kitty said...

Thanks so much for the info about the Stony Thursday book!

And good luck with your submissions! Keep trying - your poems will find homes - not just the ones they were rejected from - but there are plenty more that will love your poems!! :-)

Take care

Talli Roland said...

Thanks for the heads-up, and good luck! Go for it!

niamh said...

Love the name of the book! For that alone it's worth making a submission. Good luck!

willow said...

Thanks for this info! Best of luck!!