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Take a peek inside Issue 15 - the latest edition of our magazine

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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Issue 15 has landed!

Issue 15 was launched at the Phoenix Hall, Newton Dee Village on Sunday 7 April. A huge thank you to all who submitted to Issue 15 and to the team of volunteers who helped to make the magazine such a success. The number and standard of entries was the highest ever, resulting in what we believe to be our best magazine to date. If you submitted an entry but were unsuccessful, don’t be discouraged, the competition was fierce and we had to reject some very good work. Do try again next time round.

Read about the Launch in our latest blog post by Editor, Martin Walsh and enjoy some photos of the participants in our Launch Photo Gallery.

Our Magazines

You can read about POTB, and how we work, on the About POTB page. Our latest edition, POTB Issue 15, boasts an array of inspiring work by talented authors, poets and artists, from home and abroad, the first-time published beside old hands. You will find within its pages humour, pathos and drama in Doric, Scots and English, along with stimulating works of art. This Issue’s Foreword is by the award-winning Hebridean writer, artist and poet Ian Stephen; while the eye-catching cover is based on an image by Colin Brown, whose work, coincidently, was also selected for the cover of POTB Issue 1.

Click on the image below to take a peek.

Front cover of Issue 15

Issue 15 can be purchased from our retail outlets or ordered from our online store.

After looking at Issue 15, why not browse through other editions of the magazine. Online versions of Issues 9 – 13 can be read in full and sample extracts from Issues 6 – 8 offer a flavour of earlier editions. Then visit our online shop where all editions of the magazine are available for purchase.

An image from Issue 15



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