Issue 12 is officially launched. You can see photos of the event on our Facebook page.
Issue 12 will be launched tomorrow, Sunday, 8 September, in The House Hotel, Galway City at 5PM by poet Emily Cullen. There will be music by cellist Nicola Geddes and violinist Nuala Ni Chanainn.
Readings will be from our wonderful contributors: poetry and, from our special supplement, prose.
Issue 12 has finally gone to press!
It’s 1 May and the submission window for our Special Issue ends at midnight today. Still time!
The submission window for our next issue, Issue 12, is now open. This will remain open until midnight 1st May. Issue 12 is a special issue as we are following specific themes (Language, Landscape, and Migration) and including a supplement to dedicate a space for unpublished writers – so please make sure to read our guidelines before sending in your work.
Skylight Issue 11 has gone to press and will be launched on 24 January at 6.30pm in Galway City Library!
At the Galway 2020 premises on Thursday 18 October, we launched our project, Let the Stories Be Told. This project is funded under the Small Towns Big Ideas initiative.
The overall aim of the project is to publish a special issue of Skylight 47 magazine in 2019. This issue will focus on writing that aligns with the three main themes of Galway 2020: Language, Landscape, and Migration.
Our editorial team (Bernie Crawford, Nicki Griffin, and Ruth Quinlan) want to extend the platform of a print literary magazine to more people through the special issue. In addition to the usual magazine, there will be an eight-page supplement to showcase writing from under-represented groups from Galway City and County who have not had their work published extensively. It will feature memoir, short fiction, poetry and visual art. Submissions to the supplement will be open to participants from creative writing groups in Galway City and County who identify themselves as under-represented in print media.
In addition, the editors will work closely with up to three selected groups, providing each group with skilled creative writing facilitation. The criteria for a creative writing group to be included in the project are that groups should be based in Galway City or County, identify as under-represented in existing print media, and have a special interest in creative writing.
All contributors to the special issue and supplement will be invited to the launch of the magazine in September 2019 to read their contribution before an audience. In addition each contributor will receive a free copy of the magazine. The magazine will then be distributed throughout Galway City and County.
Groups or writing facilitators wishing to participate in the project should email the editors at firstname.lastname@example.org to express their interest.
Our deadline is fast approaching at the end of August for those of you out there who have yet to send us your poems!
We are delighted to announce that Skylight 47 has been successful in its application for funding under the Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture Small Towns Big Ideas project.
Let the Stories be Told aims to facilitate people who, ordinarily, would not get the opportunity to share their individual story. We want people to find their voice through creative writing and specifically in the forms of poetry, memoir, or short fiction.
Skylight 47 will print a selection of these writings in a special issue of the poetry paper, and invite contributors to read their submissions at a launch event. This special issue, dedicated to the themes of Language, Landscape, and Migration will be given to each of the contributors, and made available free of charge to the general public.
Copies will be widely distributed throughout Galway City and County in conjunction with the local library network to ensure ease of access and maximization of potential readership.
We’re delighted to announce the arrival of Issue 10! We’ll be launching in Galway City Library on 31 May at 6.30pm, and would love to see you there.
Our launcher is Jacqueline Saphra, poet, editor, agitator, teacher, organiser and word-enthusiast, who will also be reading on the night along with several of our contributors. You can find out more about her here.
Issue 10, here we come!