The selection of contributions for publication in POTB 14 is now complete - see Latest News .
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Pushing Out the Boat

  • probably the best regional literary magazine in Scotland,
  • high quality writing, with a unique blend of the local and the global.
  • a thrilling place to be published alongside writers and artists from around the world
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The selection of contributions for publication in POTB 14 is now complete and the hard work of editing and design is underway, heading for launch in April 2017. Our thanks to everyone who submitted entries for this issue.  If you submitted, you can review your entries by logging in and visiting My POTB.

While waiting for POTB14, take a peek at Issue 13. Read the foreword by renowned author Esther Woolfson, sample a few extracts of poetry and prose, and view the gallery of art published in the magazine. Then you’re sure to want a copy.

The magazine can be purchased from one of our retail outlets or you can order online.

Browse through previous editions of the magazine. Issues 9 – 12 can be read in full online and all are available for purchase through our online shop.

An image from Issue 13


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  • Check out our Latest News, including: online sales offer, charity donations, POTB14 progress report  & marketing project.
  • See some photos from the POTB Retrospective at the Blue Lamp on 4th Sept.
  • Issue 12 now available to read in full online.
  • Check out our Useful Links page for literary organisations, publications, events and POTB contributors.

Pushing Out the Boat greatly values the in kind and reciprocal support of our Partner organisations: