Back to the Gaff by John P Brady
Scandalous Narratives of Contemporary Ireland
Back to the Gaff is the first book to be published by Roadside Fiction. Written by new author John P Brady, it describes the excessive and outrageous nature of Irish night life. Meet an array of eccentric individuals who populate the bars of Dublin, living lives of decadence and abandon. Their frolics inevitably lead to a trip ‘back to the gaff,’ which in Dublin-speak means gravitating towards someone’s place of residence where the depravity continues.
Many of the characters are figures who prop up some of the city centre bars and inhabit a parallel universe in which they never have a normal night out. The mundane is their enemy which they strike out against at every opportunity, escaping into a world of vice, where sex is casual and drugs are ubiquitous.
Praise for Back to the Gaff:
‘Keen, witty observations of ordinary people. John P Brady has a funny twist on life’
Sam North – Editor of Hackwriters Magazine
‘…like a young Jack Kerouac…’
Alice Walsh – Former editor of The Bohemyth
‘Brady’s writing renews the reconciliation between introspection and action.’
Shazia Hafiz Ramji, Editor Zouch Magazine
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7 May 2014
Issue 7 was a great success and in my opinion the best so far. If you haven’t read it yet please take a look. Here is the link: Issue 7
We are open as ever for submissions of photos and stories so if you want to be part of Issue 8 please send before 15th June 2014.
Although Roadside Fiction is primarily a literary magazine we have decided on a foray into publishing also. The first release will be a book called ‘Back to the Gaff’ by John P Brady, a collection of 15 stories based on the madness of drunken nights in Dublin city. The ‘gaff’ or house is returned to when the chaos has ended, when a new lover is found or when the party must be continued.
Publication date is set for June 14th 2014. We are NOT currently accepting any novel manuscripts.
In other news congratulations to Daire O’Driscoll, a writer who was included in Issue 5, has published a book entitled ‘Undone.’
It’s available on Amazon, in paperback and Kindle form and the link is below.
Undone by Daire O’Driscoll
There will be a book launch for it this Thursday, May 8 in The Library Project, Temple Bar, Dublin and everyone is welcome to come along and have a free glass of wine. Here is the Facebook event page
29 January 2014
Submissions Please send stories and/or photos for issue seven. Work received before March 15th 2014 will be considered, anything received after that will be in the running for a later issue. Photography: Abandoned buildings, old cars, train tracks, roads, graffiti etc. Fiction: We like modern, urgent, honest realism. Stories need to move.
Please send stories and/or photos for issue five. Work received before September 15th will be considered for the next issue, anything received after that will be in the running for a later issue.
Fall is an especially colourful time in the USA and photos are welcomed which illustrate this beauty. Abandoned buildings, old cars, train tracks, roads, graffiti, and landscapes are all welcome too.
We like modern, urgent, honest realism. If the story concerns a boring event and how you felt during it along with the equally uninteresting inner-workings of your taxed mind we don’t want to know. Tell us instead about a wild night, that crazy girl from France, that trip to wine country where you got sozzled, that pub crawl that went wrong, the strange events in your life as an expat, the concert where you got too stoned to remember your name, that house party where it ALL happened, that night on the beach (you know the one).
Have a read of our previous issues here:
Roadside Fiction is full of the joys of spring. We have opened up like a flower and intend to soak up the sun’s rays until late autumn.
Please send stories and/or photos for issue four. Work received before June 15th will be considered for the next issue, anything received after that will be in the running for a later issue.
As ever we like stories that are daring, a little strange, very honest, and that reflect modern life and modern habits.
If it involves any of the following we might be especially interested:
life abroad, getting drunk, meeting a new man or woman, tales of excess and adventure, travelling, the painful reality of day to day work…
We are including lots of photos so send in either:
colourful, summery, outdoors shots
black and white shots of desolate places
photos of graffiti/street art
photos which suggest movement or travel, such as cars, trains, planes, boats and so on are also welcome.
Have the best day of your life,
Submissions sought for Issue III
Dear readers and writers, literature enthusiasts and photographers.
The adventurous journey of Roadside Fiction continues. The train is in the station but as ever it will depart soon for new unknown parts.
We’re about to begin reading submissions for issue three so we welcome stories, photos and suggestions. As ever we like stories that are daring, a little strange, very honest, and that reflect modern life and modern habits.
We will be including more photos from now on so raid your hard drive and send in colourful, summery, outdoors, or bleak, wintry, black and white shots. Photos which suggest movement or travel, such as cars, trains, planes, boats and so on are also welcome.
We accept work all year round. Deadline for issue three is March 15th. Work received after that will be considered for the following issue.
Good luck and lots of love,
Dear readers and writers,
I am delighted with the progress of the magazine so far, and especially humbled by the quality of the submissions we received. We must now look towards issue two and so are again seeking submissions of the wild, true to life, surprising, naughty, possibly illegal, definitely edgy, hard hitting story. Have you just the story for us?
We’re going to set a date of 15th of December as the closing date for this issue, although with the rush of the time of year, it may be extended. We then hope to publish by Christmas. There really is no closing date for submission as we accept work year round.
We are also interested in photos, a sequence of pictures based on a theme or sharing a common viewpoint. For example, photos all based on one interesting city. Again, for stories and photos we leave the artistic direction up to you, the artist.
Our magazine is progressing nicely although we probably underestimated just how time consuming it could become! We are thrilled to be open for submissions and have received some wonderful pieces of writing. We definitely have room for more though so please don’t be afraid to submit. We read everything we receive. More information when we have it.
Roadside Fiction is new realist fiction magazine with a passion for the sharp, outrageous, yet realistic story. We are currently accepting submissions of stories [500 - 2500 words] and photographs.
Be outrageous, be entertaining and don’t hold back! We want a good yarn which surprises, shocks, disgusts or makes us laugh. Submissions received before 30th September 2012 will be considered for our next issue.
We will contact you as soon as possible to inform you of our decision. Work not accepted for the first issue may be considered for later issues. We will publish our first e-magazine in October (date still to be confirmed).