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Based in Florence, The Sigh Press publishes a quarterly online literary journal for writers of English who have spent time in Tuscany, and readers anywhere. 

The Spring edition of the journal is out now. 

The current Ampersand interview series is with poet Kevin McFadden, who talks about the joy of a contemplative day and ‘the elusive luxury between a pair of tooth-brushings.’

Our next Poetry Open Mic Night is on the 29th March at 7pm so come one, come all! We look forward to hearing any poetry written by you or poems that you admire, and of course, as per tradition, we will be serving Negroni.

Lyall, editor of The Sigh Press, will be hosting the opening of ‘Passato Prossimoon the 5th April at 6.30pm, an exhibition opening of her collaboration with artist Patricia B. Silva. Their longer endeavour around this work, with exhibitions in the US, comes under the heading ‘Meeting Places / Luoghi d’Incontro.’

Writers and visual artists are invited to submit work in response to specific themes set for each issue. The Journal seeks to publish work in four categories: Fiction & Creative Nonfiction; Poetry; Cultural Commentary & Questions; and Visual Art (not limited to English speakers).

Check out our Contributors Page, where you’ll find their bios and 50-word responses to the issue themes. Hear contributor readings in the form of podcasts on our Quotes page or read back issues at your leisure on The Journal page.

Each issue is individually curated and unique. Some issues may feature a piece from each category and other issues may feature several works from one category and omit others.

For updates and news, please go to the TSP Facebook page.

See our Submissions page for further details.