Welcome to Storm Shelterwhere we eat fear for breakfast and spend the rest of the day creating. Storm Shelter comprises of Eat the Storms, the poetry podcast and The Storms, a printed journal of poetry, prose and visual art.

The mission of Storm Shelter is to curate a space to convene, create and connect, with the aim of building a global community.

Storm Shelter a platform of equal opportunities for new and existing poets, flash fiction and short story writers and visual artists in the form of painting, collage and photography.

Hosted and produced by Irish writer Damien B Donnelly, Eat the Storms, the poetry podcast, began in July 2022 and is available on 13+ platforms. The podcast aims to give poets a platform to share their voices beyond the restrictions of their city or county borders. The podcast does not pay guests but promotes them and introduces them into the community of fellow Stormers.

With Donnelly as editor-in-chief, The Storms, a journal of poetry, prose and visual art, launched its first issue in August 2022 with Belfast poet Gaynor Kane as its inaugural issue sub-editor along with support from Arts Council, Ireland/ An Chomhairle Ealaíon and Fingal Arts. We do not charge a submission fee. Contributors are currently not paid but they are posted their own contributor copy.

Both the podcast and the journal are open to all, regardless of age, nationality, gender, cultural background or ethnicity. We tolerate no discrimination whatsoever.

To acknowledge the trust the artist places in us to showcase their work, we attempt to respond to all journal submissions within 6 weeks.

Additionally, Talk about Books is a space to share the love for our favourite new books with occasional guest reviewers.