We aren't currently accepting submissions for any publications, although we do have links to some external opportunities at the bottom of the page. If you would like to read some of our past publications, follow the links below. Follow us on social media or subscribe to our newsletter to stay informed about new opportunities.


Fighting Words NI Zine

Read Issue 1: Write Up Your Street in our Publications page.

Irish Times Fighting Words Supplement

Every year since 2011, The Irish Times newspaper has published a Fighting Words magazine of writing by secondary students from all over the island of Ireland. The annual deadline is in early December.  

You can read past issues of the supplement here.



Our dedicated Fighting Words anthology of writing by teen writers in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

You can read issue 1 of Analecta, published in August 2022 in our Publications page.

External Opportunities


Closing date in March


Closing date in July

Foyle Young Poets – of the Year Award (31.07.24)



Schools Reading List has an excellent list of competitions and opportunities for young writers in the UK: