About Smithereens Press


Smithereens Press was originally formed to publish new online chapbooks of poetry from exciting contemporary poets, and to present this poetry to a global community of readers. This press hosts and supports the work of established and emerging poets whose poetic styles and sensibilities are wide ranging and occasionally in conflict with one another. Hosting this work together in this one place, Smithereens Press seeks to reflect the multiplicitious, fragmented, and heterogeneous body of contemporary work being produced by poets in and from Ireland.

Smithereens Press published it's first chapbook in 2013; Conor O'Callaghan's The Server Room . The Press originally published only chapbooks from Irish poets. The chapbook is not the most popular format, and has largely fallen out of fashion, but it offers a poet a vitally important space for the development of a series of interconnected texts, or the space for one long text, either of which may not easily find a home in literary magazines. Enjoy our catalogue of fine chapbooks here.

In 2018, after five years and more than twenty chapbooks, the decision was made to open the press up to a wider community of poets, writers, and readers with the launch of Smithereens Literary Magazine, a tri-annual online publication which welcomes submissions of poetry from all schools, styles, and modes.

If you would like to submit either a chapbook or material for Smithereens Literary Magazine, please see our Submission Guidelines.

Please get in touch with any queries at smithereens[DOT]press[AT]gmail[DOT]com.

-- Kenneth Keating (Editor)

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