The Honest Ulsterman…..
From their website: ‘Chancing upon a copy of The Honest Ulsterman in the early 1970s, the poet Philip Larkin was said to have gasped in horror, “Good God, do we subscribe to this?” Some would take such a dismissal as an insult; to The HU, it was and remains a backhanded compliment.’
The Honest Ulsterman is a long-running Northern Ireland literary magazine that was established by James Simmons in 1968. It was then edited for twenty years by Frank Ormsby. Those published in those early years came from the great and good of Irish and International writing and included Seamus Heaney, Michael Longley and Derek Mahon. It also provided an early, often the first, platform for subsequent waves of writers such as Paul Muldoon, Ciaran Carson, Medbh McGuckian,[Si Law] and numerous others.
It returned as an online publication in April, 2014 and is edited, I would say carefully curated by a rather well read chap by the name of Darran Anderson. I am very proud to have a Short Story included in its second edition.