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We're open for submissions of fiction, poetry, and non-fiction until June 1. Guidelines >

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This week's featured work: A new poem by Alison McBain

Our poetry team is excited to publish new work from Canadian writer Alison McBain, as well as our Q&A with her about 'Morning Ritual' and her work.


The Umbrella Opens

October 2023

November – December 2023

January/February 2024

Spring – Fall 2024

The Wild Umbrella comes to life. We here at the journal have picked some of our own work to showcase as a part of our Editor's Issue, and our FundRazr – for readers to help us pay our bills and our writers! – goes live.

Our submissions window will open, for fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. We take submissions through Duosuma. Our editors will take some time to review all the work and make decisions about what we choose to publish. 

Just after the start of the year, we published our first contributor work online on the Umbrella's website and social media platforms. 

Our submissions window is open for the whole month of May, and we plan to publish a print issue later in 2024. Those who helped us fund the Umbrella through FundRazr will get a copy of the print issue shipped to them when it's ready.

More About Us

The Wild Umbrella is an ambitious new journal, eager to publish compelling prose and poetry from Ireland and the world. We'll add to an abundant scene of Irish journals and magazines by seeking out fresh and interesting works of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction.


We'll start by publishing work digitally – here on our website and our social media – with our goal being to evolve to be a print and digital outlet in 2024. It's free to submit writing to us, and we also aim to pay our contributors. If you like great writing, and want to support the next generation of influential writers, donate to us! As a not-for-profit outlet, every donation goes into the Umbrella's writer fund, from which we'll pay our contributors.

Our Editorial Team

Our staff comes with years of experience in writing and editing, and we'll take good care to publish fresh and interesting work. We respond to all submissions within 90 days and we'll promote your work enthusiastically if we choose to publish it.

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