Submissions for Issue Two CLOSED!

Another day, another deadline - our submission period for the issue on SELF is officially closed! Thank you to everyone who submitted - we received hundreds of submissions in various mediums and we are so humbled by the scale and quality of work submitted. We can’t wait to take a look and start putting bones on the body of our next issue! Stay tuned to our social media for updates on our progress and information about the launch event x

Talented illustrators wanted for Issue 2 cover art!

Calling all illustrators: we want YOU!

Nothing Substantial is looking for artistic work to feature on the cover of our upcoming issue based on the theme of Self. If you are an illustrator looking to get you work featured in support of a good cause, that could be you!

We accept work in any medium interpreting the theme however you see fit. Please send on a finished piece to before January 31st (in .pdf format). We will contact you as soon as we have chosen an illustration!

Please note, due to the fact that we are a charity magazine we cannot provide payment for featuring your work. However we are more than happy to spread the word about your work, and we encourage all applicants to send social media details in the body of their submission.

Get to scribbling and scrawling! Best of luck to all.

Submissions for Issue Two now open!

Nothing Substantial is back for Round 2! Submissions are open now until January 31st for our second issue on the theme of SELF.

We are looking for individual perspectives on the landscape of the self. What does it mean to be one among many? How can you identify as one separate from another? We are looking for flash fiction, prose, poetry, personal and academic essays, illustrations and photography contributions reflecting on these themes and more. The theme is yours to interpret however you want. Submit all work to

All proceeds from this issue will go towards the Rape Crisis Network Ireland, supporting their fantastic advocacy for survivors of rape and sexual violence.

Full submission details can be found here. Keep an eye on our Facebook page, Nothing Substantial Literary Magazine, as well as our Twitter @NSLitMag and Instagram @nothingsubstantiallitmag.

We can't wait to see your submissions!

Welcome to our new website!

We at Nothing Substantial have made it easier to navigate information on our publication with our shiny new site. Here, you can read about our values on our About page, place orders for Issues, find comprehensive info on our Submission requirements, and stay up to date on our activities on our News and Event pages.

Be sure to keep an eye on these pages for information on our next issue!

We are currently closed for submissions.