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'MONO. really fits my aesthetic principles.... a hint of something alluring, luxurious, and dark.'

- Charlie Baylis, Poet & Editor of Anthropocene

'MONO is a platform for quirkiness ...the off-beat and its editorial choices take on an element of risk. The poems entered for its first competition had an exciting edginess that abjured the nostrums of the times and crossed the border into the weird zone.'

- Padraig Rooney, Poet, Short Story Writer and Novelist

'The SANITY poetry contest was one of the first times I had submitted my poems to a contest since I've only been writing for a few years now. When one of them got first prize it gave me a significant boost in confidence that continues to inspire me to write more poems and submit to more contests. I'm so grateful for the opportunity!'

-Lauren Oertel, 1st Prize Winner, SANITY poetry competition 2021

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'Finding Inspiration in the Ordinary'


MONO. is a literary journal established in 2021, inviting dark humour and brutally honest reflections on ordinary life, minus the rules. We sit firmly on the borderlines and as such, do not provide authors with a rulebook, but rather celebrate diversity and individuality from content through to presentation. If you're looking for a long list of submission rules you've come to the wrong place!


As an intergenerational team, we particularly celebrate older voices, recognising that emerging authors are not identikit 20-30 somethings, and provide space for all ages to express their creativity through themes such as mental health, menopause, trauma and sexuality. Our blog is an unapologetically eclectic mix of great writing, from humour to erotica and everything in between, but always with a deliciously dark edge.

Take a look around and if you'd like to hear about new blog posts, competitions etc please sign up to our mailing list by sending your email to us below, we'd love to stay in touch.

Check out top right for full and free access to our beautiful PDF Flipbooks of Issue 1 &2.


Interested in getting involved or having your voice heard? Get in touch with MONO. for a chance to speak with an editor, or have your questions answered. For further details on submitting work see the Submissions page. For subscriptions head over to the 'About' page.

Thanks for submitting!

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We're looking for open-minded writers of all ages and experiences who reject pretentiousness, embrace difference, change, diversity, and imperfection. We believe great literature is for everyone, not the elite few.'

- Kayleigh C, Editor

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