Friday, 28 August 2009

Pushing Out The Boat - Call for Submissions

Issue 9: Call for Submissions

Submissions of writing and artwork are invited for Issue 9 of Pushing Out the Boat, North-East Scotland's acclaimed magazine of prose, poetry and visual arts. Issue 9 will be published in Summer 2010, with an online version to follow in 2011.

WRITING: Poetry, fiction and playscript may be submitted; work may be in English, Doric or Scots and must not have been accepted for publication elsewhere. Due to limited space, shorter works are preferable — although we may accept longer items (including self-contained extracts) up to 3,500 words. See Guidelines for further advice. Please send up to four poems to, and up to two prose/playscript pieces to Submissions should be emailed as separate MS Word or RTF attachments. Each category of submission should be accompanied by an email cover note, detailing contributor name; postal address; email address; phone number; age if under 18; and the title of each attached piece. The submission attachment(s) should show only the title of the piece, page numbering (if appropriate) and word count.

ARTWORK: A maximum of four images (colour and/or black-and-white) of 2- or 3-dimensional work — including line drawings, illustrations, &c. — should be emailed as separate attachments (max 2MB total), to, accompanied by an email cover note with contributor name; postal address; email address; phone number; and, for each attached piece, the title, medium/materials and colour/black-and-white.

ALL SUBMISSIONS: To ensure blind selection, no contributor name should appear on any attached submission. Please do not send multiple copies, which overload our mailboxes — receipt of submissions will be acknowledged by return. Please do not send any other communication to these email addresses. Any queries should be addressed to

Final date for submissions is 1 October 2009, but earlier entries are especially appreciated.

Acceptance of contributions will be emailed by 31 January 2010. Please note that due to limited resources we are unable to notify rejections or to enter into correspondence regarding selection.

Successful entrants will receive a copy of the magazine and an invitation to read or display their work at the launch event to be held in Summer 2010.

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