Review of Postgraduate English Studies

Welcome to ROPES

ROPES is a literary journal produced annually by MA students at the University of Galway. We are currently working on the journal’s 32nd edition! Our team is dedicated to showcasing a broad and inclusive range of work by providing a platform to exhibit literature and art. Our journal has been home to the work of bright, emerging creatives, as well as pieces from more established writers such as Mike McCormack, Colm Tóibín, and Nuala O’Connor.

Each year, we produce an inspired collection in aid of our chosen charity. This year, we will be supporting Galway Simon Community, a nonprofit organization that works to prevent homelessness and provide support for those who are currently living unhoused.  To find out more about ROPES, submission guidelines, how to help out, and more, explore our ever-growing website and follow us across social media @ropeslitjournal.

If you'd like to donate to the Galway Simon Community, you can find our GoFundMe here. No amount is too small to give.

Thank you for your continued support.



Find ROPES Issue 32 with one of our retail partners:

Charlie Byrne's Bookshop, Galway

Kenny's Bookshop, Galway

Outset Gallery, Galway

My Little Flower Coffee, Oughterard

The Winding Stair, Dublin

Books Upstairs, Dublin

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Our GoFundMe is Live!

The proceeds from our publication this year will be in aid of Galway Simon Community. 

Any donation is appreciated. You can find our GoFundMe here.

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