Inis magazine is the only publication of its kind in Ireland – a magazine solely devoted to children’s books and the wider world of literature for young people. The three annual print issues each feature forty-four reviews of current or upcoming titles and the features section includes five-six articles, ranging from artist interviews, project overviews or a broader focus on a topic or theme.
The team that produces the magazine comprises an overall editor, three reviews editors (for age 0–10, for age 10–Young Adult and Irish language) a volunteer reviewer team and a wider production team including proof-readers and a designer. Each issue is printed in Ireland, distributed to our members or are available for purchase in our shop. Back issues become available online one year after print publication.
Inis magazine and its predecessor Children's Books in Ireland have been in print since 1989. Since 2014, the covers of Inis magazine showcase artwork by Irish illustrators. Reviews of Irish artists and publications are notated with a shamrock.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you wish to submit a title for review, please read the eligibility criteria detailed below. This criteria governs all of Children's Books Ireland's publications and reviewing policies.
Should your title meet the outlined criteria for submission you can send a copy of your title to:
Children's Books Ireland
17 North Great George's Street
- Please be aware that submission does not guarantee review.
- Unsolicited articles, features or interviews are not accepted at this time.
- Due to the large volume of submissions, we unfortunately cannot comment on all titles individually nor return submitted titles.
- Books must be a first edition, submitted within 3 months of publication.
- Books may be published in Ireland or abroad.
- Books must be written for children or young people, i.e. for readers up to eighteen years of age.
- We want to ensure that the titles we cover are accessible by and available to all, so any title we review must be widely available in libraries and bookshops in Ireland. As such, we are not in a position to review titles that are solely available online.
- Books must meet basic professional standards of publishing and printing. Editing must be professional with conventions of spelling and grammar upheld. All titles must have a valid ISBN number.
- Books may be in English or Irish.
- Books may be fiction, non-fiction or poetry.
No, due to the large volume of submissions, we unfortunately cannot comment on any individual title.