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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
... 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.
. . . 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
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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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
…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…
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
. . . 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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2020-01-05T16:24:52+00:00

Duncan McLean

. . . sharp-eyed, open minded . . . helping to launch the careers of many new writers and to publish high quality work by established writers
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.
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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2020-01-05T16:46:43+00:00

Esther Woolfson

It has expanded its horizons while maintaining the tone and savour of place which has always made it unique.
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
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Call for Submissions to Issue 16 now open

Pencils, pens, brushes and keyboards at the ready! Submissions of writing and artwork are invited to Issue 16 of Pushing Out the Boat, North-East Scotland’s acclaimed magazine of prose, poetry and visual arts, to be published in Spring 2020.

The closing date is 30 September but early submissions are greatly appreciated. The Pushing Out the Boat team look forward to receiving your entries and we wish you good luck!

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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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