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
. . . sharp-eyed, open minded . . . helping to launch the careers of many new writers and to publish high quality work by established writers

Duncan McLean

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Duncan McLean

. . . sharp-eyed, open minded . . . helping to launch the careers of many new writers and to publish high quality work by established writers
It has expanded its horizons while maintaining the tone and savour of place which has always made it unique.

Esther Woolfson

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Esther Woolfson

It has expanded its horizons while maintaining the tone and savour of place which has always made it unique.
... a fantastic magazine ... essential for highlighting and enriching local culture. I’m a huge fan of literary publications and the work within POTB is of such high standard.

Tom Hammick

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Tom Hammick

... a fantastic magazine ... essential for highlighting and enriching local culture. I’m a huge fan of literary publications and the work within POTB is of such high standard.
Its standards remain exceptionally high, and format makes it a delight to handle

Isobel Murray

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2020-01-05T16:30:35+00:00

Isobel Murray

Its standards remain exceptionally high, and format makes it a delight to handle
I find that if you tap the covers, Pushing Out the Boat becomes a Marauders Map and Phrasebook, indispensable for sojourns in this space of sea and peak, couth and cheek…

Mindy Grewar

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2020-01-05T18:07:22+00:00

Mindy Grewar

I find that if you tap the covers, Pushing Out the Boat becomes a Marauders Map and Phrasebook, indispensable for sojourns in this space of sea and peak, couth and cheek…
. . . a fantastic and quality showpiece for art and new literature from the North East of Scotland

Magi Gibson

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2020-01-05T16:46:07+00:00

Magi Gibson

. . . a fantastic and quality showpiece for art and new literature from the North East of Scotland
…a high quality magazine like Pushing Out the Boat encourages and enables North-East writers and artists to bring their best work to the attention of a wide and discerning audience…

J Graeme Roberts

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2020-01-05T18:11:49+00:00

J Graeme Roberts

…a high quality magazine like Pushing Out the Boat encourages and enables North-East writers and artists to bring their best work to the attention of a wide and discerning audience…
Seafaring and mindfaring are vital to our city: more power to the elbows of those who push out this handsome vessel.

John Aberdein

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2020-01-05T18:13:04+00:00

John Aberdein

Seafaring and mindfaring are vital to our city: more power to the elbows of those who push out this handsome vessel.
... more than just another literary magazine ... its 14 issues comprise an extraordinary and beautifully produced treasure house of new writing and art.

Wayne Price

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2020-01-05T18:14:54+00:00

Wayne Price

... more than just another literary magazine ... its 14 issues comprise an extraordinary and beautifully produced treasure house of new writing and art.
Well-produced, nicely balanced... one of the most attractive magazines of its kind in Scotland, providing an important forum for new poetry and prose

Alan Spence

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2020-01-05T16:45:33+00:00

Alan Spence

Well-produced, nicely balanced... one of the most attractive magazines of its kind in Scotland, providing an important forum for new poetry and prose
. . . it continues to delight in its eclectic range of literary and visual contributions and in the care with which it is produced

Christine de Luca

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2020-01-05T16:44:08+00:00

Christine de Luca

. . . it continues to delight in its eclectic range of literary and visual contributions and in the care with which it is produced
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Issue 16 launched on Sunday 16th May

Pushing Out the Boat Issue 16 was launched on Sunday the 16th May via an online event, showcasing some of the great poetry, prose and art it contains. A slideshow of the Issue 16 artwork was followed by live readings of a selection of poetry and prose from the magazine.

The production of this issue of the magazine, from the call for submissions through the selection of content to the design and printing, all took place during the coronavirus pandemic of 2020/21. Whilst this provided new challenges for the POTB team, it did nothing to diminish the quality and variety of submissions, resulting in a superb new edition.

Click on the cover image above for a peek inside the magazine, then purchase your copy through our online sales page or from one of our retail outlets. We are confident you will enjoy the magazine and perhaps be inspired to submit your own work to a future issue.

Our Magazines

The first issue of Pushing Out the Boat was published in the year 2000, since when there have been a sequence high quality magazines leading up to our latest publication. You can read about how we work, who we are and how the magazines are produced on the About POTB page and the full back catalogue of magazines can be viewed on Our Magazines page.

Our latest edition, POTB Issue 16, was launched on 16th May via an online Zoom event. Within its pages you will find humour, pathos and drama in Doric, Scots and English, along with stimulating works of art. There’s a rich variety of theme and style from the contributing authors, poets and artists – with a mixture of new voices along with more familiar names.

Click on the image below to read the Foreword by prize-winning poet Sheila Templeton, sample some extracts from the magazine and view a slideshow of the artwork.

Front cover of Issue 16
based on an image by Jess Petrie

Issue 16 can be purchased from our retail outlets or ordered from our online store.

After looking at Issue 16, why not browse through other editions of the magazine. Online versions of Issues 9 – 14 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 16

Donations

POTB is an entirely voluntary and not-for-profit enterprise. The costs of producing this beautiful magazine are met by magazine sales and fund-raising events all of which have been hit by the Coronavirus restrictions. Any additional contributions, however small, are hugely appreciated and will help keep us afloat. Use the button below to donate via PayPal.


 

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