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Join us to celebrate 20 years of The Stinging Fly magazine

The Stinging Fly magazine was established by Declan Meade and Aoife Kavanagh in late 1997 and the first issue appeared in March 1998. The magazine’s aim, then as now, is to seek out, publish and promote the very best new Irish and international writing. Close on 400 short stories have featured in the magazine since the first issue came out in March 1998.

Edited by Sarah Gilmartin and Declan MeadeStinging Fly Stories brings together a selection of  forty of these stories. It includes work by some of the most highly acclaimed writers to have emerged over the past two decades.

Sarah Gilmartin is an arts journalist. She writes a weekly column on new fiction for The Irish Times and also reviews for the Sunday TimesSunday Business Post and Irish Examiner. She lectures in feature writing at Dublin City University and Dublin Business School.

Declan Meade is The Stinging Fly‘s founding editor and publisher. He also runs The Stinging Fly Press and has edited a number of anthologies.