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The Wild Umbrella

Literary Magazine





An ambitious new journal publishing prose and poetry from Ireland and the world.


This magazine may have some eligibility requirements

Please double-check before submitting.

  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    90 days or less*
    Editor reported data
  • Acceptance rate:


Find more details in the Genres section


  • Accepts simultaneous submissions

    What's that?

    When you can submit your work to multiple magazines at the same time

  • Accepts previously published

    From the editors

    It's perfectly fine with us if work has been published on your personal social media or personal website.

    What's that?

    When the magazine wants to publish your previously published work. Requirements vary

  • Nominates for prizes

    From the editors

    Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net

  • Active on social media

  • Available in print

  • Provides contributor copies

  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    From the editors


    What's that?

    Expedited submission: When the magazine offers a faster response time for an extra fee

Fiction - 4000 words max

Max words: 4000

Sub Genres: All / surprise us

Payment: 25

Our fiction team looks forward to reading any and all genres of interesting, genuine, and thought-provoking work; independent stories and stand-alone excerpts from long pieces are welcome, with submissions accepted up to 4,000 words.

Nonfiction - 4000 words max

Max words: 4000

Sub Genres: All / surprise us

Payment: 25

Submit anything less than 4,000 words. Our non-fiction team enjoys reading a wide array of work, including nature, travel, food, sport, and topical/satirical essays (we like humor with an edge).


Min pieces: 1

Max pieces: 6

Payment: 10

1-6 poems of any length; our multidisciplinary poetry team looks forward to reading any genre, structure, topic, or concept that you have to offer. The team is currently enjoying collections by Seán Hewitt, Victoria Kennefick, June Jordan, and Carl Phillips, among plenty of others.

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    Your writer bio can be 100 words or less, and feel free to keep your cover letter brief.

  • Eligibility

    All writers welcome, with a emphasis on celebrating Irish writing.

  • Formatting

    –Name your document the title of your story/essay/poem-bundle. –Submissions should be sent in a legible font – Times New Roman, for example – and no smaller than 12pt. –Submissions can be sent as PDFs or Word documents.

  • Author's rights

    We'll ask for the first rights to publish, and then publishing rights return to the writer in perpetuity. We may use parts/quotes/passages of your work in our social media campaigns over time, and we will promote them enthusiastically when we send them out into the world.

  • Additional info

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

90 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

78 days

Fastest response time

108 days

Slowest response time

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Submission calls

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The Wild Umbrella, a journal of writing from Ireland and the world, was created to publish and promote great work. We'll add to an already abundant scene of Irish journals and magazines, by seeking out fresh and interesting works of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction.






    Editor Julian Kanagy avatar

    Julian Kanagy


    Editor Rose Costello avatar

    Rose Costello

    Managing Editor

    Editor Emily Linehan avatar

    Emily Linehan

    Managing Editor

    Editor Grant Burkhardt avatar

    Grant Burkhardt

    Managing Editor