Good Day Cork is open for submissions all year long

by Editor, Good Day Cork

Call for submissions good day cork
Photo by Suzy Hazelwood
We’re delighted that you’re considering to submit your work to Good Day Cork.
  • We’re publishing four issues in 2024 i.e in March, June, Sept and Dec.
  • We’re open for submissions all year round for each issue. So there are different deadlines.
  • The 2nd deadline is 10th June. Send to
Circle – a shape, a philosophy, an action, a tool, a resource, a status quo to be smashed, can it be limitless …. what is a/the circle? Have you experienced it? Do you desire one? Tell us all. We look forward to your essays, art, poetry etc with the theme of Circle.
Overview of call for submissions:
Good Day Cork is open for submissions of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, visual art and short comic strips (all art in black & white only).
  • You must reside in Republic of Ireland and are age 18+.
  • No AI generated content.
  • We’re more likely to publish prose which is under 760 words.
  • We suggest prose writers submit relevant & credited photographs in .jpg or .png formats and must be in hi-resolution – more than 70dpi. These will be used either in the zine or for online promotions.
  • You can submit upto 2 poems.
  • We welcome multilingual prose & poetry with English translations.
  • Please limit art submissions to 2 pieces which can fit an A5 page each. 
  • Please limit your comic strip that can fit within no more than two A5 pages.
  • Art must be in hi-resolution – more than 70dpi and in .jpg  or .png formats.
  • You must let us know if your submission has been published elsewhere when you send us your submission – so that we can congratulate you & if your piece is chose we’d like to acknowledge that your piece has been previously published by ‘ABC’.

What are we looking for?

  • Good Day Cork is a multi-media platform with the aim to change the narrative.
  • Relevant Sub-themes/Genres/Formats include & are not restricted to – solidarity, love, peace, social justice, compassion kindness, climate change, mental health, women’s health, trans health, gender, equity,  parenting, age, food, history, geography intersectional-feminism, romance, wit, humour, satire, erotica, mystery, technology, science, essays, interviews, creative fiction/non-fiction, poetry, spoken word and more.

Who are we looking for?

  • We’re looking for prose, poetry, art from new, amateur and published writers & artists.
  • We’re looking for submissions from members of queer community, members of Traveller community, people living with visible/invisible disabilities, BIPOC and other unheard communities.
  • We’re also looking for submission from all allies of unheard communities. If you are an ally, kindly include 150 words to describe your allyship.
  • Chosen writers/artists will be sent two copies of the zine when published.
  • We are unable to pay for submissions currently, but we will nominate select work for an annual award of €100 in Dec 2024.

Additional note to previous submissions:

  • We have previously called for submissions in  Jan 2024. Our sincere gratitude to everyone who responded.
  • You work is filed away and we will go through the files to include those submissions that fit this edition’s theme.