Creative writing journal features work from two young Offalians

A creative writing and art journal for young people will feature work from two Offaly natives.

Issue 6 of Paper Lanterns literary journal which was published last week includes a short story and a photograph from two Offaly natives. Roseanne Fahey is a 21-year-old Creative Writing student at NUI Galway. Her short story ‘Are You Ready?’ will be included in Paper Lanterns Issue 6. This is set in Galway and takes a light-hearted look at dating through a magical realist lens.

Shona Ellen is a mixed media artist and photographer who enjoys making digital and handmade collages to tell visual stories. A recent graduate of Pearse College, Crumlin, Shona’s photograph ‘Self-Care’ was selected for Paper Lanterns Issue 6.

Paper Lanterns Issue 6 launched via YouTube Premiere on the Paper Lanterns channel. The launch included videos from contributors based in Ireland and around the world (watch the launch here). Paper Lanterns Issue 6 is available from a number of Irish bookshops, including several branches of Dubray Books, and can be ordered online from

Founded in 2020, Paper Lanterns is a literary journal featuring work for and by teens and young adults. Promoting emerging creatives from Ireland and around the world, this journal provides new and exciting content for young people. Paper Lanterns is kindly supported by the Arts Council.