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Profiles—New funding and deadline extended

Szymon MiniasHigh Command (oil on card)—one of twelve art works in the first issue of Profiles.

New funding is acquired—Profiles extends its deadline until May 26

Profiles is an Irish journal dedicated to portraiture in prose and visual art, showcasing the work of writers, artists and translators from Ireland and further afield. 

Having now secured funding from Dublin UNESCO City of Literature and Dublin City Council, the journal has extended its deadline for issue two until May 26, when it will be able to pay its contributors.

Editors Sarah Sturzel and Clare Healy are delighted with the support.

“We’ve already received so many amazing submissions and we are excited to make our way through the work that has been flooding in since making our funding announcement.

Co-Editor Sarah Sturzel

The work of Match in the Dark on pay transparency is such an invaluable resource for writers and publishers in Ireland. As a new journal, the #SayWhatYouPay scheme was an essential reference point in finalising our own payment policy and we owe a massive thanks to all who have taken part. 

Although in-depth payment guidelines for translation and visual art are lacking, we have opted to pay all our contributors a flat fee for this issue as these artforms can be undervalued and underpaid comparatively to original writing, particularly the work of translators. However, it’s exciting to see this beginning to change and for Profiles to be a part of that change. We hope to build on our current policy as Profiles continues to grow.”

Issue one of the journal includes six fiction pieces and twelve artworks. Contributors include authors whose work has appeared in The Stinging Fly, Poetry Ireland ReviewTolka and The Irish Times, as well as artists who have exhibited at IMMA, the Royal Hibernian Academy and The National Gallery of Ireland.

Szymon MiniasHigh Command (oil on card)—one of twelve art works in the first issue of Profiles journal

The issue also features a new translation into English of a short story by José Ovejero, the 2013 winner of the Alfaguara Prize, one of the most prestigious literary awards in the Spanish language.

You can read about the genesis of Profiles here and find further information on submission guidelines here.