Welcome to the Crossways!
Crossways is a literary magazine that deals in original poetry, short-fiction, and book reviews. Established in early 2018, its aim is to publish high quality work from authors in Ireland and around the globe. The magazine is available in both print and digital formats.
After taking a break, we are happy to announce that Crossways is now open to submissions again. There have been a few changes since our last issue. Anne Daly is now our poetry editor and we would like to introduce Shane O’Neill as our new short-fiction editor. Also, Crossways is now available to purchase as a digital book: you can own and enjoy reading your own copy of the magazine at a lower cost than the printed version.
So, onto our vision and values. How do we see ourselves and what do we like to publish?
First and foremost, we are an Irish based magazine and have a special interest in writing from, and connected to, this island. But there is also plenty of room for international authors. If your work fits in with our ethos and vision, we will consider publishing it.
We value freshness and originality, energy and imagination, music and power. We especially like new and emerging voices. We are always on the lookout for fresh talent that has yet to establish itself and gain a foothold in the literary world. But this does not mean we won’t publish work from authors who have made their mark. There is room here for you too. We welcome submissions from all authors who are dedicated to their art and craft.
The inspiration behind the name, Crossways, comes from the idea that reading is a meeting of two minds. We need to go to that crossways because we need to know that we are not alone. That is the beauty and joy of literature.
The name also recalls the title of WB Yeats’ first collection of poetry, which ties in with our special interest in new and emerging writers. Yeats’ early work is full of imagination and power and music, and this is the kind of writing we are most drawn to.
Header image ‘The Two Travelers’ by Jack B Yeats
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