An Online Literary Magazine


Crossways is a quarterly magazine set up in January, 2018, by author David Jordan. Since graduating with an MA in English from UCC in 2013, David has published a collection of verse, two collections of short stories and a novella, details of which can be found at  He also plays and composes music. Bladehound is his instrumental music project. Find out more at

Crossways is pleased to introduce our new short fiction editor, Anne Daly. A teacher and an author, Anne has an MA in Anglo-Irish Literature and Drama which she received from UCD.

We are interested in writing that has beauty, power and depth.

Poetry can exist in either verse or prose and it is our role to discover it.

We believe that poetry shouldn’t clarify, rather it should convey a sense of the mystery of the human imagination.

An interplay of light and dark, set to music.

We will read everything that is sent to us and we aim to respond quickly. We like to say yes but this doesn’t mean we will publish anything.

Interested? Take a look at the magazine.

If you would like to order a hard copy of the latest issue or subscribe for a year, please visit the issues page and follow the instructions.

“I can’t think of a case where poems changed the world, but what they do is they change people’s understanding of what’s going on in the world.”

Seamus Heaney