Welcome to Bombinate! 

We're a young arts zine dedicated to sharing work by artists from all demographics and backgrounds. 

We're also completely self-funded, so if you want to help us out please do support our Patreon

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Our Latest Issue

Bombinate’s first ever professionally-printed issue! This issue features poetry, prose, non-fiction, illustration and even a few recipes!

Featuring work by... 

Adam Smyth
Áine O'Hara
Amy Slack
Bonnie Staines
Christopher Joyce
Dane Holt
Dearbháil Clarke
Finn Mclysaght
Fionn O'Shea
Francis Hesketh
Kate Flood
Noah Galli
Ruth Atkins
Toby Buckley

Cover art by Dearbháil Clarke. Reach her at @dejaysus on Twitter and Instagram or at dearbhailclarke@gmail.com. 


Our Current Call for Submissions

Belfast Pride is now seeking your submissions for ‘Coming Out’, a limited-run pamphlet celebrating original, queer poetry in Belfast.

The pamphlet will be available for purchase at Poetry with Pride on the 1st August, with remaining copies available through Belfast Pride. All profits will go towards poetry events at Belfast Pride Festival 2019!

Submission Guidelines: Poems to be no longer than 30 lines, with a maximum of three poems per submission.

Deadline for submissions: 22nd July 2018.

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Our Next Event

A zine (/ziːn/ ZEEN; short for magazine or fanzine) is most commonly a self-published (even handmade) booklet that can include anything from poems to scrapbook-style collages. Belfast Zine Market hopes to give the people of Belfast a chance to meet, support and gain inspiration from a variety of zine creators from across Ireland. Have a browse, buy some zines and be among the first to get your hands on some truly unique little publications.

After a successful first attempt during the Belfast Book Festival, Bombinate invites you to its second Belfast Zine Market, this time celebrating the zine's first birthday. The event will feature a market, poetry readings, live music and the odd fundraising activity for Bumblebee Conservation Trust 🐝🐝🐝