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Cover issue 6 June 2013 (detail) © Hannah Doyle,

Editor’s note issue 6

In the aftermath of the party we threw for THE SOUTH CIRCULAR’s first birthday, a familiar vapour of uncertainty began to parade around my workspace and I began to doubt. Again. For with the affirmation, the highs of the live readings, the sugar rush of the cake my sister had baked and the comedown, I wondered ‘Is […]

The South Circular 1st Birthday Party cake © Mark Duggan

The South Circular 1st Birthday Party

Well, we had a swell time. Anthony Colclough (issue 4), Albert Moore (issue 2), Elizabeth Reapy (issue 5), Nathan O’Donnell (issue 3) and Adrian Duncan (issue 1) read extracts from their stories published in THE SOUTH CIRCULAR and they made us giggle, shuffle, laugh out loud and wonder for the first half of the night. […]

The South Circular 1st Birthday Party Poster

The South Circular 1st Birthday Party :: Friday 26 April 2013

We are celebrating one year in publication with a very special evening of readings, nibbles (tbc) and music. This will be an opportunity for us to say THANK YOU to all of the writers, readers, artists, editors, friends and collaborators who have made the first five issues of THE SOUTH CIRCULAR possible. And it will […]

The South Circular issue 5 © M&E

Editor’s note issue 5

Then we could pick it up and spin it again. This is just what people do, isn’t it? Keep it spinning. From the one that got away, Alice Walsh’s original submission to THE SOUTH CIRCULAR last summer, we take our lead for this issue.* Keeping it spinning, thinking about throwing the first punch, rubbing the […]


Editor’s note issue 4

To predict or measure the workings of another human’s mind, exact motives and expectations that are not our own, is near impossible. To know a little is just about all we can hope for. And in some way, it’s what we live for. Giving a part of ourselves, however small and packaged it may be, […]

Dublin Book Festival 2012

The New Generation of Publishers: ebooks vs books, Dublin Book Festival 2012

There was a lively and sparky panel discussion last night in Smock Alley Theatre, as part of the 2012 Dublin Book Festival, when Kemberlee Shortland (Tirgearr Publishing), Antony Farrell (Lilliput Press), Eoin Purcell (New Island, Irish Publishing News, and I came together to compare experiences of working in digital publishing and to hazard guesses […]

Issue 3

Editor’s note issue 3

The party’s over. Let’s take half a day to pack away her Pimms, that Wilson Phillips single, his long denim shorts, the pop-up tent and my hand-sanitizer for another nine months. With the seasons’ handover already upon us, these quiet and orderly September evenings find me in a welcome lull, not waiting, not wanting, just […]

My Prairie Song Bird cover of sheet music © Drislane & Meyer 1909 and blog posts

Back in the spring, I was asked to write guest blogs for and (no longer available) about the whys, the hows, the whats of setting up THE SOUTH CIRCULAR. After over a year of planning the project and the first issue (published in March 2012), I felt more than ready to describe my reasons for […]

Prudence Magazine, Sept-Oct 2012

Prudence Magazine, Sept/Oct 2012

Our editor and publisher, Aoife Walsh, was featured in the September/October issue of Prudence Magazine, the Irish glossy for prudent shoppers. my life in style was a fun chance to express some sartorial favourites and to give Paris and Berlin a friendly plug. September is always a time of turning attentions toward the substantial, reliable […]