A Final Goodbye

Dear readers,

2016 has been a quiet year but the time has finally come for me to say my goodbye as editor. Having been involved in The Bohemyth since the beginning I felt that, after 4 years, a break was necessary in order for me to assess where we were, where we wanted to go, and what we had to do to get there. Ultimately, I’ve realised that now is not the time for me to try to fulfil the ambitions I had for The Bohemyth. So while I do leave with a sense of regret, I also leave feeling immensely proud and privileged of everything The Bohemyth has achieved; for that I need to pay thanks to every single one of the hundreds of contributors I’ve been lucky enough to publish over the years, the thousands of submitters who made each decision difficult, and to the many readers who were generous with their time to come out and perform for us whenever we put together an event. I’d also like to thank the different assistant editors whose contributions throughout the years have been vital to maintaining the quality of work we’ve published. Finally, a massive thank you to everyone who read, liked, and shared each of our posts. The Bohemyth will return with a new editor in due course but, for me, it’s a final goodbye.

— Michael Naghten Shanks

 


Image Credit:  Jordan Wozniak

Are You Looking At The Stars?

Oscar Wilde's Statue, Merrion Square - Photo by Alice Walsh
Statue of Oscar Wilde, Merrion Square

‘We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.’

– Oscar Wilde

And what beauty do you find there in the stars? What is it that sustains your soul when all around you crumbles to ruin? What is the magic that makes it all worthwhile? We at The Bohemyth want to know!

We will be publishing a special Oscar Wilde Issue on the 16th of October (Oscar’s birthday!).  We are looking for photography submissions, short stories, flash fiction and one act plays inspired by, referencing, associated with or somehow connected to the writings of Oscar Wilde.

To be considered for this issue please submit by the end of September. If you’re unsure of the suitability of your work for this issue, submit anyway.

One Day One City One Story

In the Words of James Joyce – Photo by Emily O’Sullivan
In the Words of James Joyce – Photo by Emily O’Sullivan

The Bohemyth will be publishing a special Bloomsday Issue on June 16th to celebrate James Joyce’s Ulysses and Dublin, the UNESCO City of Literature.

We are looking for submissions of photography and short fiction. All short fiction submissions must take place in Dublin on June 16th in any year. Photography must be shot in Dublin.

To be considered for this issue please submit by June 5th.

If you’re unsure of the suitability of your work for this issue, submit it anyway and let us decide.

Get writing. Get shooting. Get Blooming.

What Are You Waiting For? Godot?

Cogito Ergo Sum - Photo by Denise O'Donnell
Cogito Ergo Sum – Photo by Denise O’Donnell

The Bohemyth will be publishing a special Samuel Beckett Issue in April to celebrate the birthday of the man himself – we are looking for photography submissions, short fiction and essays inspired by, referencing, associated with or somehow connected to the writings of Samuel Beckett.

To be considered for this issue please submit by the end of March. If you’re unsure of the suitability of your work for this issue, submit it anyway and let us decide.

Are You One of The Mad Ones?

Ode to the Different Beats (San Francisco) – Photo by Claire Tracey
Ode to the Different Beats (San Francisco) – Photo by Claire Tracey

The Bohemyth will be publishing a special Beat Writers’ Issue this March to celebrate Jack Kerouac’s birthday – we are looking for short stories, flash fiction, personal essays and photography inspired by, referencing, associated with or somehow connected to the writings of the Beat Generation.

Because ‘the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars…’

To be considered for this issue please submit by the 28th of February.

Genesis

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