The online supplement of Irish Pages: A Journal of Contemporary Writing
Ampersand is the online supplement of Irish Pages, a biannual literary journal printed in Belfast. Ampersand publishes shorter pieces, generally but not exclusively by younger writers, as a complement to the long-running Irish Pages. Ampersand is not just another blog. Rather, it aims to publish work of outstanding literary merit and genuine intellectual content, by a variety of writers, regardless of background and nationality. Ampersand contains twelve sections under which texts of a certain nature are grouped – for example, “Twenty Something & Beyond” and “The Citadel & Its Discontents”. As with the Journal and the Press, Ampersand: Irish Pages Online is distinguished by two essential and necessary characteristics, in an age of media noise and publishing hyperbole: literary content of exceptional quality, and individual voices of integrity and independence.