Submissions

Welcome to the Dedalus Press submissions page.

Because we receive many more submissions and enquiries than we have time to respond to in detail, please read the following before sending us your work or an enquiry regarding same. Unsolicited manuscripts sent outside of our open submission period and without a prior enquiry will not be read.

THE DEDALUS PRESS is one of Ireland’s best-known and longest established poetry publishers. Our main interest is in new poetry by Irish poets or by poets from elsewhere but living in Ireland. We publish on average 8 books per year, and our open reading periods regularly draw hundreds of new manuscripts, of which we can hope to take on just one or two per annum.  

Though we also publish poetry from around the world in English translation (generally in dual-language anthology format), such projects are almost always multi-poet anthologies, so we do not therefore accept submissions from individual poets through this platform.

We operate a blind reading policy on all submissions, but we also invite cover letters that include general biographical and bibliographical information, to be consulted only after we have formed an opinion on the work submitted.

To be kept informed of our open submission periods, occasional calls for anthology submissions or other opportunities for established, mid-career and emerging poets, please subscribe to our Mailing List and/or follow us on Facebook.

 
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