About Us

ROPES Literary Journal is published annually by students of the MA in Literature and Publishing at University of Galway. This year, the journal will be celebrating its 32nd year of publication. When ROPES started out, initial editions focused on Irish politics, history, and literature. Over the years, the journal began to include works of fiction, the first being featured in 1998. More recently, the journal has endeavored to include a wider array of material, ranging from poetry and non-fiction to visual art.

This year is no different: the ROPES Team remains dedicated to showcasing a broad and inclusive range of work. Our main goal is to offer a platform from which established and emerging writers and artists, especially underrepresented voices, can exhibit their work to a literary audience.

So, what can you expect from this website? Here, we publish behind-the-scenes content, along with blog posts from the editorial team. To purchase previous editions of ROPES, please see our online shop. Make sure to also check out our ‘Events’ page to see what we have coming up!


The ROPES Team

The ROPES 2024 team!


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