Getting Published

Publishers

The first thing to remember is that there are
only a small number of publishers in Ireland and lots of writers trying to get published.

A journal might, for example, only publish 2 or 3 per cent of material received. A book publisher might produce less. Don’t let the odds put you off. If your work is good enough you have a shot at getting published. Make your writing so good that the publisher can’t turn it down.

You might, however, help yourself by coming to the attention of publishers or agents in advance of sending them a manuscript – winning a competition helps, but the most tried and trusted is to build up a track record of publication in poetry magazines or journals. The magazines and journals that are the hardest to get into are generally the ones with the highest standards and thus the ones with the most impact.

Getting Published

How to Make a Submission to a Publisher or Journal

The following is a list of guidelines for submitting original writing for publication:

  • Find out what kind of kind or genre of book each publisher produces, e.g. fiction, non-fiction, poetry, memoir, sci-fi, historical fiction, short stories. Get a copy of the magazine or book produced by that publisher and read it. It is much easier to put together a submission when you have some idea of the editor’s taste, what the general standard of material published is like etc.
  • Read the submission guidelines for each publisher carefully. For example, some publishers will only want to see the first three chapters (but they will want you to have finished the book at the time of sending those chapters), or six poems, or a few stories.
  • Most publishers will have specific requirements regarding typeface size, layout, etc. In general, editors prefer not to receive fancy typefaces, handwritten work or work with illustrations.
  • Send copies of your work, not the originals, and always keep copies of whatever you send.
  • Include a stamped, self-addressed envelope or an International Reply Coupon for a response. Most magazines and journals cannot afford to return manuscripts, which don’t have an SAE/IRC.
  • Give the editor time to reply. As previously mentioned, editors receive a lot of material: you can reasonably expect to hear in 6 months at the latest.
  • With established magazines it is usual to receive a copy of the magazine in which your work appears (you should not normally have to pay for this). Some magazines also offer payment for material, but the sums are usually small. It is not standard practice to pay to have your work published.
Getting Published

List of Publishers in Ireland

A&A Farmar

Beech House,
78 Ranelagh Village, D6

www.google.com afarmar@iol.ie

An Gúm

63-66 Amiens St.,
Mountjoy, Dublin 1, D01 H275

www.forasnagaeilge.ie eolas@forasnagaeilge.ie 01 639 8400

Appletree Press Ltd

The Old Potato Station,
14 Howard Street South,
Belfast BT7 1AP

www.appletree.ie reception@appletree.ie +44 28 90 243074

Arlen House

PO Box 222, Galway

arlenhouse.ie contact@arlenhouse.ie

Blackhall Publishing

Lonsdale House,
Avoca Avenue,
Blackrock, Co Dublin

www.blackhallpublishing.com info@blackhallpublishing.com (+353) 01 278 5090

Blackstaff Press

4c Heron Wharf,
Sydenham Business Park,
Belfast BT3 9LE

www.blackstaffpress.com info@blackstaffpress.com +44 (0) 28 9182 6339

Brandon Books

Cooleen,
Dingle,
Co Kerry

www.brandonbooks.com (353) 06651463

Carysfort Press Ltd

Carysfort Press Ltd.,
Eamonn Jordan,
14 Giltspur Wood, Bray,
Co.Wicklow A98 W954

www.carysfortpress.com eamonn@carysfortpress.com (+353) 87 958 2251

Celtic Press

Cló Iar-Chonnachta,
Páirc na Meán,
An Cheardlann, An Spidéal,
Connemara, Co. Galway

www.celticpublications.com info@cjfallon.ie

Cló-Iar-Chonnachta

Cló Iar-Chonnachta,
Páirc na Meán,
An Cheardlann, An Spidéal,
Connemara, Co. Galway

www.cic.ie eolas@cic.ie +353 (91) 593 307

Cois Life Teoranta

62 Páirc na Rós,
Ascaill na Cille,
Dún Laoghaire,
Co Bhaile Átha Cliath

coislife.ie eolas@cic.ie

The Columba Press

The Columba Bookservice,
55A Spruce Avenue,
Stillorgan Industrial Park,
Blackrock, Co Dublin

columbabooks.com info@columba.ie +353 (1) 687 4096

Cork University Press/Attic Press

Youngline Industrial Estate,
Pouladuff Road,
Togher, Cork

www.corkuniversitypress.com corkuniversitypress@ucc.ie +353 (0) 21 490 2980

Currach Press

Unit 3B, Block 3,
Bracken Business Park,
Bracken Road, Sandyford,
Dublin 18 D18 K277

currachbooks.com info@columba.ie +353 (1) 687 4096

De Búrca

De Búrca Rare Books,
‘Cloonagashel’,
27 Priory Drive,
Blackrock,
Co. Dublin, A94 V406

www.deburcararebooks.com deburcararebooks@gmail.com

Dedalus Press

13 Moyclare Road,
Baldoyle,
Dublin D13 K1C2

www.dedaluspress.com office@dedaluspress.com

Dominican Publications

Dominican Publications,
42 Parnell Square,
West Dublin 1 D01 P5R7

www.dominicanpublications.com info@dominicanpublications.com 353 (0)1 8721611

Drumlin Publications

Nure,
Manorhamilton,
Co Leitrim

www.drumlinpublications.ie drumlinp@gmail.com +353 (0) 71 9855237

The Educational Company of Ireland

12 Ballymount Rd Lower,
Walkinstown,
Dublin

www.edco.ie info@edco.ie

Flyleaf Press

4 Spencer Villas,
Glenageary,
Dublin, A96 P2E9

www.flyleaf.ie books@flyleaf.ie (01) 285 4658

Four Courts Press

7 Malpas Street,
Dublin D08 YD81

www.fourcourtspress.ie info@fourcourtspress.ie + 353 1 453 4668

Gallery Press

Gallery Press,
Loughcrew, Oldcastle,
Co Meath, A82 N225

www.gallerypress.ie books@gallerypress.com +353 (0)49 8541779

Gill Books

Unit 10,
Hume Avenue,
Park West,
D12 YV96

www.gill.ie +353 (01) 500 9500

Guildhall Press

Guildhall Press,
Ráth Mór Centre,
Bligh’s Lane,
Derry Ireland BT48 OLZ

www.ghpress.com info@ghpress.com

Lagan Press

Lagan Press Limited,
Verbal Arts Centre,
Stable Lane & Mall Wall,
Bishop Street,
Derry, BT48 6PU

www.laganpress.co info@laganpress.co +44 (0)28 7126 6946

Lapwing Publications

Lapwing Publications,
1 Ballysillan Drive,
Belfast, BT14 8HQ

www.lapwingpoetry.com lapwing.poetry@ntlworld.com

Liberties Press

GEC Taylors Lane 8,
D08 XV25

www.libertiespress.com info@libertiespress.com 353 86 863 8793

The Lilliput Press

The Lilliput Press,
62-63 Sitric Road,
Arbour Hill,
Stoneybatter,
Dublin 7

www.lilliputpress.ie contact@lilliputpress.ie

New Island

Richview Office Park, 10,
Clonskeagh,
Co. Dublin, D14 V8C4,
Ireland

www.newisland.ie info@newisland.ie +353 1 278 4225

O’Brien Press

12 Terenure Road East,
Rathgar, D6, D06 HD27

www.obrien.ie books@obrien.ie +353-1-4923333

Penguin Ireland

Morrison Chambers,
Nassau St, 47-51,
Dublin 2, Ireland

www.penguin.co.uk info@penguin.ie +353 1 531 4150

Poolbeg

123 Grange Hill,
Baldoyle Industrial Estate,
Baldoyle, D13

www.poolbeg.com info@poolbeg.com +353 1 806 3825

Salmon Poetry

9 Parliament Street,
Ennistymon,
Co. Clare, Ireland

www.salmonpoetry.com info@salmonpoetry.com + 353 (0)65 7081941

Shamrock Haiku Journal

shamrockhaiku.com

The Stinging Fly

PO Box 6016, D1

www.stingingfly.org stingingfly@gmail.com

Wordsonthestreet

Six San Antonio Park,
Salthill, Galway

www.wordsonthestreet.com publisher@wordsonthestreet.com
Getting Published

Self-Publishing

Choice Publishing

Barlow House,
Narrow West Street,
Drogheda, Co Louth,
A92 CPF9

www.choicepublishing.ie info@choicepublishing.ie +353 41 984 1551

ISBN Information

For information about ISBNs, visit the link below.

www.isbn.org

ISBN Purchasing

To purchase ISBNs in the Republic of Ireland / UK, visit the link below.

www.isbn.nielsenbook.co.uk
Getting Published

Journals

Poetry Ireland Review

Poetry Ireland,
11 Parnell Square East,
Dublin 1

No submissions by e-mail

www.poetryireland.ie publications@poetryireland.ie

Crannóg Magazine

Galway Language Centre,
Bridge Mills, Galway

www.crannogmagazine.com editor@crannogmagazine.com

Cyphers

3 Selskar Terrace, Ranelagh, D6

www.cyphers.ie letters@cyphers.ie

The Dublin Review of Books (DRB)

www.drb.ie info@drb.ie

Irish Pages

129 Ormeau Road,
Belfast BT7 1SH

Editor: Chris Agee

www.irishpages.org editor@irishpages.org

The Moth

Ardan Grange Milltown Belturbet Co. Cavan

Editor: Rebecca O’Connor and Will Govan

www.themothmagazine.com enquiries@themothmagazine.com +353 (0)87 2657251

The Stinging Fly

P.O. Box 6016, Dublin 1

Editor: Declan Meade

stingingfly@hotmail.com http://www.stingingfly.org/
Getting Published

Literary Agents

Marianne Gunn O’Connor Literary, Film & TV Agency

Morrison Chambers,
Suites 52-54,
32 Nassau Street,
Dublin 2, D02 RX59,
Ireland

www.mariannegunnoconnor.com info@mariannegunnoconnor.com + 353 1 6779100

The Lisa Richards Agency

108 Upper Leeson Street,
Dublin 4, Ireland

lisarichards.ie faith@lisarichards.ie + 353 1 637 5000

The Feldstein Agency

54 Abbey Street,
Bangor BT20 4JB,
Northern Ireland

Contact: Paul Feldstein

www.thefeldsteinagency.co.uk paul@thefeldsteinagency.co.uk +44 (0) 2891 312485

Peters Fraser and Dunlop

Contact: Tessa David

www.petersfraserdunlop.com tdavid@pfd.co.uk
Getting Published

Other Publishing Resources

The Portable Creative Writing Workshop

by Pat Boran,
Salmon Publishing

www.salmonpoetry.com

Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook

Bloomsbury, London

www.bloomsbury.com

Children’s Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook

Bloomsbury, London

www.bloomsbury.com

Writing Poems

by Peter Sansom,
Bloodaxe Books

www.bloodaxebooks.com

Getting Into Poetry

by Paul Hyland,
Bloodaxe Books

www.bloodaxebooks.com

Poet’s Market

Writer’s Digest Books
(Mostly U.S. publications)

www.writersdigest.com

The Making of a Poem

by Mark Strand and Eavan Boland,
Norton Books USA

www.wwnorton.com
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