The Wexford Bohemian is a literary journal based in Wexford town. Founded in Red Books, Wexford's own eccentric independent bookstore, The Wexford Bohemian was inspired by the roots of several Irish anthologies along with the City Lights Pocket Poets Series.
Commencing in Autumn of 2020, the first edition of The Wexford Bohemian sold out in less than 24 hours; loyal locals and adorning artists both appreciating the effort of bringing literature in its purest form to the town of Wexford.
The second issue of The Boh' followed soon after; almost twice as lengthy and packed with broad talent.
After a year hiatus, in June 2022 Red Books published the third issue of The Wexford Bohemian. From this, gaining a cult following along with an online presence. Our third issue included notable writers, essayists, playwrights and poets mixed with those who had never published anything before! Not only were our contributors based in Wexford, but across Ireland, and we even flew the Wexford flag abroad!
Submissions Open 1/9
The Wexford Bohemian publishes poetry, essays, reviews and short stories on any topic
Although there is no theme, pieces based or set in Wexford would be much appreciated
The Wexford Bohemian is open to international submissions
There is no submission fee
Our readers read pieces anonymously, please do not include your name on any separate documenets for submission
Submissions are only accepted via email. They can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org in a Word .doc file (specific submissions that must retain a particular form, such as poetry, can also be sent as a .pdf)
Copyright remains with the author
Prose submissions must not exceed 2,000 words
Poetry submissions must not exceed 40 lines
Please include a fifty-word bio in the body of your email
Final decision on publications rests with Red Books Press
Submissions close 28/9
The Wexford Bohemian is Álanna Hammel’s first editorial adventure. She has been published in several anthologies, newspapers and magazines in Ireland as well as abroad; such as The Irish Times, JOLT, Lemon Peel Press and University Times. You can find out more about Álanna on her website alannahammel.com
Red Books Press is an independent publishing press based in Wexford town, based out of the independent second-hand bookshop, Red Books. In 2020, they created The Wexford Bohemian inspired by several national anthologies. Red Books Press gives a platform for local and not-so-local writers to publish their poems, plays and novels.