Friday, 12 March 2010

Ireland's Own

Another short story acceptance this week - this time from Ireland's Own. This is another of the magazines which Writers' Forum highlighted last year; there was an interview with the editor, Sean Nolan, by Sue Moorcroft.

So, I was checking through the submission requirements the other day and realised that one of my family stories might just suit this magazine. I polished it up and emailed it to Sean. It was accepted within two days. Lovely man. Think I'm on a roll just now! Or I've finally put all my market talks and research to good use for my own work.

Sean Nolan is looking for stories of around 2000 words, written in a straightforward style - a good yarn. He does like an Irish orientation if possible, but like mine, many stories could be taking place anywhere. It needs to be sent in the body of the email to:

Good luck,


Bill Kirton said...

Hard to keep up with you Rosemary. Well done again.

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Thanks, Bill. Just need to give some attention to the longer stuff now!

Elizabeth McKay said...

Corgratulations Rosemary. I had my first story published in Ireland's Own in February and I agree that they're a great bunch of people to work with. They sent me a complimentary copy of the magazine my story was in and also a copy of the following week's magazine which I thought was very thoughtful.

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Thanks, Betty. By the way, I really liked your stories in the new WW Fiction Special. I was going to email you, so I'll just tell you now. Still trying to get in there!

womagwriter said...

Well done Rosemary! I must have missed that issue of WF with an interview with the Ireland's Own editor. An acceptance in 2 days is a refreshing change!

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Thanks, womagwriter - he seems such a nice guy too, which is a bonus!

Anonymous said...


Where can I find the submission guidelines for this magazine? I have a story I want to submit.