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. 

She won 3rd prize in the Janus Literary Spring Story Anthology Competition 2021 and was 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.

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/

Flash fiction/ micro

Birthday Girl (Sunlight Press) https://www.thesunlightpress.com/2022/04/05/birthday-girl/

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

Sole Survivor (The Lumiere Review) https://lumierereview.com/bayveen-oconnell

Lyrics for Doomed Lovers (Reckon Review) http://reckonreview.com/lyrics-for-doomed-lovers/

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

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

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

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)


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)


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

bayveen.oconnell@gmail.com                  or             @bayveenwriter