When the speaker in Louis MacNeice’s poem ‘Snow’ peels and portions a tangerine, they are struck by ‘the drunkenness of things being various’. The Tangerine is also concerned with ‘things being various’, and seeks to provide a space for a plurality of voices: for new creative work, thoughtful discussion, and critical engagement with culture and politics in Belfast and beyond.

In addition to providing a platform for new writers of poetry and short fiction, we publish work with a journalistic focus. We hope that by focusing on publishing long form work, we can allow our writers the scope to investigate our current cultural and political climate in depth. Our aim is to offer fresh and meaningful insights into a variety of subjects: from art to music, architecture to the environment, whether through memoir, essays or criticism.

Above all, we are eager to give emerging writers the chance to have their work published; it is vital to us that new voices are heard. We hope you’ll find something of interest between our pages. We look forward to you peeling them open.



Tara McEvoy

Design Editor

Matthew Morete

Fiction Editor

Michael Nolan

Poetry Editor

Dane Holt

Contributing Editor

Sacha White