Submitting to Boyne Berries

These are the rules for submissions to Boyne Berries.

Please check when Boyne Berries is open for submission. 
All submissions at other times will be ignored.

Please note:
If you send material outside submission times it will be ignored.
If your submission does not comply with submission rules it will be ignored.

Poetry: Send no more than three poems. Each poem should be 60 lines or under.
Prose: Stories etc should be under 1500 words. Send no more than two prose pieces.

Poems and prose should be original, previously unpublished and not currently
submitted or accepted for publication elsewhere. Send copies, not originals as submissions will not be returned.

You must include a brief biography (two or three lines) as you would like it to appear in the magazine. This should be in the third person.

You must also include a postal address for your contributor's copy.

Contributors will not receive any payment for their work but will receive one copy of the issue in which their work appears. Contributors will be invited to read their work at the launch of the magazine.

Some of the items published in the magazine may be included on the magazine website.

How to submit your work:
By email to:  This is our preferred method. However we will accept submissions by post to: The Editor, Boyne Berries, c/o Orla Fay, Retaine, Dunderry, Navan, Co. Meath, Ireland.

When sending by email include text both in body of email and as a single Word attachment (this is to ensure correct layout. We may, however, change your layout to suit our publication)

When sending by post: Submissions should be typed, with the author's name on each sheet. No hand written texts. Ensure your text is proof read and laid out as intended. (We may, however, change your layout to suit our publication.) Include an email address where possible.

The copyright of each work remains with the author.

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