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    New Title: The Proverb Zoo by Armel Dagorn

    by  • February 12, 2018 • PD Online

    Armel Dagorn Author Photo

    The Penny Dreadful is delighted to announce that it will be publishing its first short story collection this year – and have chosen “The Proverb Zoo” the exciting debut of up and coming writer Armel Dagorn. A stunning collection of stories casting a curious eye on modern life and Ireland, Dagorn’s wry tales chronicle scenes...

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    New Title: GUADALUPE by Dylan Brennan

    by  • November 16, 2016 • PD Online

    Guadalupe by Dylan Brennan

    Coming very soon: a new eBook from Blood Oranges author Dylan Brennan. We are excited to be bringing you this collection of wild non-fiction pieces from his time in Mexico, complemented with illustrations from Jonathan Brennan.   Excerpt: CHRISTMAS, OAXACA Noche de rábanos. A giant flea nursing a bottle of mezcal, a bug-eyed parrot...

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    Revealed! The Shortlist for the Penny Dreadful Novella Prize!

    by  • December 30, 2015 • Featured Article, PD Online


    After months of carefully reading submissions, we are delighted to announce the shortlist for the inaugural Penny Dreadful Novella Prize. Kerrie O’ Brien – Kind of Like Soft Creatures Fin Keegan – The Third Life Jasper Douglas Pyne – The Straightforward Complexities of the Past Tom Sigafoos – Pool of Darkness Oisin O’Neill Fagan...

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    The Penny Dreadful One Line Horror Competition III: Tweet of the Death Nerve – Results

    by  • October 31, 2015 • Featured Article, PD Online


    Nice to see you again, our old fiends. Well, our guest judge Elizabeth Reapy read through all your entries to the Penny Dreadful One Line Horror Competition and thankfully before beginning what is sure to be an extended stay in our personal Victorian asylum due to protracted bouts of terror, she had selected a winner...

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    Cover Reveal: Strange Country by Kimberly Campanello (with Launch dates)

    by  • September 18, 2015 • Featured Article, PD Online


    We are delighted to reveal the cover for our second Poetry publication Strange Country By Kimberly Campanello, a collection based on the theme of Sheela na gigs. The Launch Dates are as follows. Do come. 29th October at 20:00, GULPD cafe @ Triskel Arts Centre in Triskel Arts Centre, 14A Tobin Street, Cork City 30th October at...

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    Some Manner of Summer Readings

    by  • June 24, 2015 • Featured Article, PD Online


    Huh? What? The Penny Dreadful Magazine and Gorse have teamed up for one hell of a mid-summer event in Cork featuring readings from the past contributors of both journals? May God have mercy on us all! Planning on finally having that long overdue vacation? Getting married? Attending a mechanical opera? Not on July 3rd you’re not, you’re coming...

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    Book Announcement: Strange Country By Kimberly Campanello

    by  • June 5, 2015 • Featured Article, PD Online

    2 Kimberly Campanello

    We are delighted to announce our second Poetry publication Strange Country By Kimberly Campanello. Kimberly Campanello was born in Elkhart, Indiana, and is a dual American and Irish citizen based in Dublin and London. Kimberly’s poems have appeared in publications in the USA, Canada, the UK and Ireland, including 3:AM Magazine, Abridged, The Cream...

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    Issue 5 Launches

    by  • March 28, 2015 • Featured Article, PD Online

    Featuring new writing from John Boyne, Eimear Ryan and Jessica Traynor

    Friends, Readers, Countrymen, lend us your ears! Come join us for the triumphant launches of Issue 5 of the Penny Dreadful Magazine. Issue 5 features the work of, among others, John Boyne, Jessica Traynor, Nuala Ní Chonchúir, Victoria Kennefick and many more. We will be hosting a series of launches around Ireland: 9th of...

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