Literary Magazine


Crossways is a literary magazine set up in January, 2018, by author David Jordan.

Since graduating with an MA in English from UCC in 2013, David has published numerous books. His latest work is the novella, King of the Asphodels. More info and details can be found at




Our poetry editor is Anne Daly. A teacher and an author, Anne has an MA in Anglo-Irish Literature and Drama, which she received from UCD. Anne’s short fiction and poems have appeared in a number of online and print journals. Anne loves all things poetry and is currently working on her first collection of poems.



Shane O’Neill is our short-fiction editor. He is a published author and PhD student at UL, doing research on the works of Samuel Beckett. His fiction has been shortlisted for the Francis MacManus Short Story Competition and subsequently broadcast on RTÉ Radio One. His short stories appear in various literary journals including Literally Stories and WriteNowLit. His dramatic writing has been staged at Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin.



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