About

Bayveen O'Connell, originally from Sligo, is a Dublin-based writer whose fiction and creative nonfiction pieces have been published online and in anthologies since 2017. 

So far this year she's won 3rd prize in the Janus Literary Spring Story Anthology Competition 2021 and been a winner of the Fractured Lit 100 word story Mini Contest 2021.

In 2020, she was published in the 2020 National Flash Fiction Day Anthology.

Established in 2018, Bayveen's facilitated regular Writing Workshops in Dromahair, Leitrim, which she has continued giving over Zoom during the pandemic. 

Bayveen is inspired by dark, macabre ideas, mythology and voices silenced by history.
Publications

3rd Place winner Janus Literary Spring Story Anthology Comp 2021
Lyrics for a Life at Sea https://www.janusliterary.com/2021/05/21/bayveen-oconnell-lyrics-for-a-life-at-sea/

Recent Flash fiction/ micro

Libertas (Fractured Lit) https://fracturedlit.com/libertas/

Why you never leave a tip (Bending Genres) https://bendinggenres.com/why-you-never-left-a-tip/

Romeo and Juliet (Micro Madness Flash Fiction Day 2021 New Zealand) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=klZvUpfv78E

Hall of Fame (Daily Drunk Mag) https://dailydrunkmag.com/2021/03/17/hall-of-fame/

En Caul (Janus Literary) https://www.janusliterary.com/2021/02/25/bayveen-oconnell-en-caul/

Medusa takes a Lover (Splonk) https://splonk.ie/2020/10/06/medusa-takes-a-lover-bayveen-oconnell/

Because I'm just your Mother not your Speech Therapist (The Forge Lit)

https://forgelitmag.com/tag/because-im-just-your-mother-not-your-speech-therapist/

Peter Pan (The 2020 National Flash Fiction Day Anthology) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7EJ4afOo3j8&t=11s


Nominated for Best Microfiction 2019:

Alegria (Flash Fiction Day Flood)

http://flashfloodjournal.blogspot.com/2019/06/alegria-joy-by-bayveen-oconnell.html

Creative Non Fiction
The Real Girl (Scum Lit )Mag http://www.scum-mag.com/the-real-girl/

The Drug is the Love (Former Cactus)  https://formercactus.wordpress.com/2018/12/01/the-drug-is-the-love-bayveen-oconnell/

Non-fiction article about her great-grandfather and the Lusitania sinking
http://www.independent.ie/life/lusitania-going-down-with-the-ship-31153159.html

Contact:
bayveen.oconnell@gmail.com                  or             @bayveenwriter