Dedalus Press

There are presently no open calls for submissions.


Our open submissions periods are from 01 March to 31 March inclusive, and again during the month of October, 01 to 31 October inclusive). Unsolicited submissions may be sent via Submittable during these periods only. Except by prior arrangement, we do not accept hard-copy submissions.


THE DEDALUS PRESS is one of Ireland's best-known and longest established poetry publishers. Our main interest is in new poetry by Irish poets or by poets from elsewhere but living in Ireland. We publish on average 8–10 books per year, and our open reading periods regularly draw hundreds of new manuscripts, of which we can hope to take on just one or two per year.  

Though we also publish poetry from around the world in English translation (generally in dual-language anthology format), such projects are usually initiated by us and we do not therefore accept submissions through this platform.

Together with a selection of your best poems, we invite cover letters that include general biographical and bibliographical information; however, we operate a 'blind' reading policy, and material other than the poems themselves is consulted only after we have formed an opinion on the work submitted.

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