How to submit
The Storms, a printed Journal, is looking for submissions of poetry, prose and visual art – including collage, painting & photography.
The inaugural issue of The Storms will give a nod to the reason we are here – Eat the Storms, the poetry podcast created in July 2020 to promote the launch of Eat the Storms, the poetry pamphlet by podcast host, producer and poet Damien B. Donnelly, a pamphlet published during Covid lockdown, and a podcast which quickly turned into an international platform for poets at all stages of their careers. With that in mind, this first issue will have a theme and the theme is Eat the Storms. This is open to interpretation- how to weather the storms, shelter from, be in the midst of, eat, drink, devour, ride the wave, surf the deluge, dance in the rain, blaze under the sun or wait to catch a clearing. Remember – even the petal must rise above the torn before it can dance in the light!
Submissions are open from 2nd May until 4th June 2022. Submissions sent before or after that date will not be considered.
For our first issue, editor-in-chief Damien B Donnelly, will be joined by sub-editor Gaynor Kane, Belfast poet, author of Circling the Sun, the pamphlet Memory Forest, the collection Venus in Pink Marble and the upcoming collection 8 Types of Love.
All submissions will be read blind.
We do not tolerate any form of racism.
Please only submit to one category per issue. We have a short submissions / review period and would prefer no simultaneous submissions. If you are successful in your submission for one issue, we ask that you refrain from submitting to the following issue. However, if you are unsuccessful in your submission to an issue, please feel free to submit again for the next issue.
Submissions should comprise of an email with a brief greeting to Damien and a bio in the 3rd person in the body of the email (max 100 words).
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-point Times New Roman is preferred. Please send all submissions in one document.
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.
Submit up to three poems (max 40 lines per poem), two pieces of prose (max 2000 words per piece) or three pieces of art to firstname.lastname@example.org
The aim will be to respond within 4/6 weeks after the closing submission date.
As yet, there are no funds to pay contributors but they will receive one free copy of the journal.
We cannot wait to read and see your submissions.
The Storms is supported by The Arts Council Ireland and Fingal Arts / Fingal County Council
“Eat the Storms, mother said, boil these beds of bitter blackness until the dream rips through the rain and translucence turns to trust.”from Scarlet Rising by Damien B Donnelly