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

She won 3rd prize in the Janus Literary Spring Story Anthology Competition 2021, and more recently, a story of hers was Highly Commended in The Allingham Arts Festival Flash Fiction Competition 2023.

Her flash fiction pieces have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, and Best of the Net & Best Microfiction awards.

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

Bayveen is inspired by dark, macabre ideas, mythology and voices silenced by history.
Sample of 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/

Nominated for Best of the Net

If a Girl were an Elephant (Centaur Literary, 2023) https://centaurlit.com/if-a-girl-were-an-elephant-by-bayveen-oconnell/

Nominated for the Pushcart Prize

To my Daughter on the Day of the Dead (Splonk, 2022) https://splonk.ie/2022/09/08/to-my-daughter-on-the-day-of-the-dead-bayveen-oconnell/

Nominated for Best Microfiction

Alegria (Flash Fiction Day Flood, 2019) http://flashfloodjournal.blogspot.com/2019/06/alegria-joy-by-bayveen-oconnell.html

Flash fiction & Micro Fiction

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

Less than Frank (Maryland Literary Review) https://www.marylandliteraryreview.com/current/less-than-frank/

Playful Dead  (Scrawl Place) https://scrawlplace.com/2022/02/27/playful-dead/

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

Grave Goods (Molotov Cocktail) https://themolotovcocktail.com/about/archive-vols-1-3/vol-8/vol-8-issue-14/grave-goods/

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


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

Creative Non Fiction
The Real Girl (Sugar Sugar Salt) https://sugarsugarsalt.org/2023/09/29/the-real-girl-by-bayveen-oconnell/

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

bayveen.oconnell@gmail.com                  or             @bayveenwriter on X