Hidden Channel

Sligo's only Arts and Poetry Zine

Hidden Channel

Hidden Channel is a quarterly(ish) arts zine published in Sligo focusing on the strange and the mundane in equal measure. We publish poetry, pop culture essays, fiction, photography and art.

Check out some of the art and writing we've had in the zine in this gallery!

All available back issues and current issues are available instore at Bookmart- they do tend to sell out very quickly, so if you want the latest issue, get there near to its launch... We also sell current issues in The Model gallery. There's also a couple of my favourite issue (#2) available online right here at Bluestack Records.

We've been publishing since 2014, and had lots of published writers and artists in our hallowed pages like photographer Ciaran Og Arnold, author Kevin Barry and award winning poet Sean Hickey, to mention only a few. Find out more on our instagram...


Hidden Channel welcomes unsolicited submissions. Do include your name and contact details, and if you can, a little about yourself in any correspondence. For deadlines of specific issues, you can check our instagram, but we accept submissions year round.

Here are our guidelines for submitting work:

-Submit no more than 3 poems or 1 short story/essay/long form poem at a time. Include your work as a .doc format file or in the body of the email.

-If you're submitting art or photography please remember to include the names of pieces where applicable and submit in a jpeg format, with a file size under 5mb.

-Unlike a number of journals, we are fans of longer form poetry. However, be advised only a very limited number of longer form poems can fit in any issue, so we have to be very selective.

-The limit for short stories and essays is 5,000 words.

-The following things are frowned upon by our editors: descriptions of gardens in verse, use of quirky fonts, impressive references to anything in Latin or Greek and nationalist sentiment (of any stripe).

-Although we strive to reply to all inquiries and submissions as quickly as possible, we receive a lot of mail and host a lot of events, so it will take some time to get a reply, especially about submissions.

Submit by email to contact@bookmart.ie or by post to: Bookmart, Bridge Street, Sligo.