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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 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

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…
... more than just another literary magazine ... its 14 issues comprise an extraordinary and beautifully produced treasure house of new writing and art.

Wayne Price

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

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.
. . . 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

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

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
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

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…
Seafaring and mindfaring are vital to our city: more power to the elbows of those who push out this handsome vessel.

John Aberdein

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

Duncan McLean

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
... 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

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

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.
. . . a fantastic and quality showpiece for art and new literature from the North East of Scotland

Magi Gibson

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
Its standards remain exceptionally high, and format makes it a delight to handle

Isobel Murray

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

Isobel Murray

Its standards remain exceptionally high, and format makes it a delight to handle

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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