Welcome to Cupán Fae

Welcome to Cupán Fae, the caffeine-filled home away from home for writers in Dublin.

Established in 2015, Cupán Fae meets weekly to discuss current projects, create writing prompts, collaborate on new ideas, workshop problematic plots and provide psychological support for characters with three minds of their own and a battle axe to grind. We also dive into the looking glass of popular culture and deviate into discussions about politics, the world of literature, and anything else that can help us put off writing during those moments when a WIP is more like a WHIP.

Since October 2018, we have published six short story anthologies. Collecting a total of 78 stories from 16 authors, the books explore science fiction, fantasy, horror, LGBT fiction, punk subgenres, hopepunk and superhero stories.

2022 will see the publication of our next titles.

  • Craft Book Review: On Writing and Worldbuilding
    Every now and then when the world allows, Cupán Fae hosts its own book club to discuss craft books that we’ve read. At the start of the year, we tried our hand at reading Timothy Hickson’s On Writing and Worldbuilding. In this review, we’ll be looking at some of the pros and cons of the […]
  • Fierce – Book Cover Design Process
    Every book cover to come from Cupán Fae goes through a similar design process that begins with an examination of what the book is about. In the case of Fierce, our latest anthology, we were looking at hope. Finding ‘hope’ in the book cover The book covers for the Fierce Anthologies all share a few […]
  • Why Hopepunk?
    Today marks the publication of Fierce: A Hopepunk Anthology. Way back in early 2020, Cupán Fae was preparing to publish two anthologies. At the time, we didn’t expect Covid-19 to effectively shut the world, and we weren’t prepared for the fallout it would have on how we operated as a group. In the time since […]