The Stony Thursday Book was founded by Limerick poets John Liddy and Jim Burke in 1975, and has been edited by poets Mark Whelan, Kevin Byrne, Patrick Bourke, Knute Skinner, Thomas McCarthy,Ciarán O’Driscoll, Mary Coll, Jo Slade and Paddy Bushe.
The Stony Thursday Book is one of the longest-running literary journals in Ireland and celebrates its 39thAnniversary Edition in 2014.
Note on the Editor:
This year's editor is Peter Sirr. Peter has published eight collections of poetry with Gallery Press, including The Thing Is, 2009, winner of the Michael Hartnett Award, and a Selected Poems, 2005, also published in the US by Wake Forest University Press. He is also active as an editor, critic and translator. He has written drama and columns for radio, and Black Wreath, his first children’s novel will be published by the Irish publisher O’Brien Press in 2014. Currently, as well as writing, he teaches Literary Translation in Trinity College Dublin. He is a member of Aosdána.
Submissions are being sought in both English and Irish.
How to Submit:
- Each poet should send no more than 6 poems.
- Submitted poems must be previously unpublished.
- Submissions are being accepted by email and by post.
- When submitting poems in hardcopy please write your name and address on each page. Please mark envelopes: ‘The Stony Thursday Book 2014’.
- When submitting by email please reference ‘TSTB 2014’ in your subject line.
Send poems to:
The Stony Thursday Book 2014, Arts Office, Limerick City & County Council, City Hall, Merchant’s Quay, Limerick
Or by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing Date for Submissions: Friday 8th August 2014
For any queries please phone: 061 407363 / 061 407421
Download a PDF of the Stony Thursday Poetry call out leaflet here.
*CUISLE, Limerick City International Poetry Festival will take place in Limerick from 15th - 18th October 2014 and is funded by Limerick City of Culture 2014, The Arts Council & Limerick City & County Council.
For more information on the CUISLE poetry festival visit: http://www.cuisle.org