The Storms, a Journal – a journal of poetry, prose and visual art

The Storms, a printed journal, is looking for submissions of poetry, prose and visual art (including collage, painting & photography) for its 2nd issue.
Our 2nd issue does not have a theme so let your creativity run free.

If you were successfully selected for our inaugural issue, we ask you not to submit to issue 2 so we have as much diversity as possible throughout all our issues and enable our readers to discover as many voices and visions as possible.

Submissions are open from Monday 26th September until 11.59pm Sunday 23rd October 2022.

All submissions will be read blind.
We do not tolerate any form of racism.
Please only submit to one category per issue.

We are fine with simultaneous submissions but ask that you please let us know immediately if your work is accepted for publication elsewhere.

Submissions should comprise of an email with a brief greeting to Damien and a bio in the 3rd person (MAX 70 words) in the body of the email. Email can be titled The Storms Poetry Submission or The Storms Prose Submission or The Storms Art Submission.

Submissions should be attached to the email in a Word or PDF document with NO NAME or personal information on the document. Font type 12 and Times New Roman is preferred. Please send all submissions in one document. Art works can be sent as a PDF and, if successful, we will ask for a higher resolution later.

Submissions should not have been previously published but you are welcome to submit pieces that have appeared on social media, for instance Twitter, Instagram, Facebook.

Email up to THREE poems (max 40 lines per poem), TWO pieces of prose (max 1500 words per piece) or THREE pieces of art to Please note the address is with two S’s at the centre.

We aim to respond within 4/6 weeks after the closing submission date.

There are no funds to pay contributors but they will receive one free copy of the journal and will be invited to take part in the launches, live and online.

The inaugural issue of The Storms is now on sale at

and in selected independent bookstores in Ireland including Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop Galway, Books Upstairs, Dublin, The Winding Stair Bookshop Dublin and also at The Secret Bookshelf Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland.

You can follow us on Twitter at and on
Instagram at @thestormsjournal and on Facebook

Editor-in-chief Damien B Donnelly is the author of the poetry pamphlet Eat the Storms, the Stickleback micro collection and co-author of the pamphlet In the Jitterfritz of Neon with Eilin de Paor. His debut full collection Enough! was published by The Hedgehog Poetry Press on the 29th August 2022. He is the host and producer of the Saboteur nominated international poetry podcast Eat the Storms.

Issue 2 sub-editor: Eilín de Paor lives in Dublin. She works in services for people with disabilities and is studying towards a PhD in that field. Her poems have appeared in The Stony Thursday Book, Banshee, The Waxed Lemon, Abridged, 14, Raleigh Review, Belfield Literary Review and Dedalus Local Wonders Anthology. Her pamphlet, ‘In the Jitterfritz of Neon’, a collaboration with Damien B. Donnelly, was published by The Hedgehog Poetry Press. She’s on Twitter and Linktree as: @edepaor

The Storms is proudly supported by The Arts Council, Ireland & Fingal Arts
/ Fingal County Council.

To contact the journal the email is