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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.
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Call for Submissions to Issue 15 now closed

Thank you to all who have submitted. Entries will now be reviewed by our selection panels – they have a hard task ahead of them! Once the selection process is complete, successful submitters will be informed by email. Issue 15 will be published in Spring 2019.

Our Magazines

You can read about POTB, and how we work, on the About POTB page. Our current edition, POTB Issue 14, has been described as a ‘beautifully produced treasure house of new writing and art’. It boasts an array of inspiring work from talented authors, poets and artists, introduced by a glowing Foreword by novelist and poet Wayne Price and artist Tom Hammick’s personal inspiration for the image on which the eye-catching cover is based.

Click on the image below to take a peek.

Front cover of Issue 14

Issue 14 can be purchased from our retail outlets or ordered from our online store.

After looking at Issue 14, 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 14



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