Call For Submissions! Irish Times Supplement 2020

Fighting Words will publish a magazine of new writing with the Irish Times next year and invite submissions from Secondary School Students

Submission Guidelines
We are looking for short pieces of fiction (any theme).  One prose submission per author, poets may submit 2 poems.

Word Count: maximum 1, 500 words
Format:  Times New Roman, font size 12, double spaced.

Please attach to the email as a Word Document.


  • your name
  • age
  • school
  • your email address
  • parent/guardian name,  phone number and email address
  • word count

Deadline : please submit work by 5pm on Friday 10th of January 2020

These should be sent to

Please note:  
Unfortunately we can only publish a limited number of pieces from all the work submitted.  We will contact you to let you know of the outcome of all submissions, whether successful and unsuccesful, once the editorial process has been completed.

While the magazine will be predominantly short fiction, if anyone is working on monologues, scripts, poems, comics etc they are welcome to be submitted, as are extracts from longer pieces.  All work submitted will be considered. 

We welcome work in any genre or style and on any theme. However, where work has not been submitted to us via a teacher or parent/guardian, please be aware that we may contact the parents and/or school should we have any concerns about the wellbeing of a young writer due to the nature of the work they submit. This does not have any impact on the editorial process of selecting work for publication.

Copies of the magazine will go  out with the Irish Times in late Spring 2020.  There will be no fee paid for work published. 

If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to contact