Seasonal Greetings and News Update

… plus a brief update on all things POTB

First up: we’ve a special seasonal online offer on our website. Purchase copies of POTB magazines for the discount price of £4 (+ P&P). Place your order here at https://www.pushingouttheboat.co.uk/order-online/ but hurry, you’ll need to be QUICK.

Donations to local charities: the POTB Team unanimously agreed to share the festive spirit even further, by donating copies of POTB magazines to several good causes local to Aberdeen. These include the Hospice, Maggie’s Centre, CLAN, and various other places where folk may enjoy the magazine, especially during periods of enforced inactivity. Do let us know if YOU have a good cause close to your heart which might also benefit.

In the meantime, that same Team is beavering away to produce our next edition POTB14, due to launch in April 2017. The usual high quality submissions gave our selection panels the usual [welcome] problems; but the selections are now made and acceptance notifications in progress. Successful authors and poets should look out for some good news very soon, with the artists to hear around New Year time.

Our striking POTB covers have always been a big feature of the magazine; for POTB14 – as a new idea – we asked for cover designs. However, this time round our Art Selection Panel felt none of the submissions were quite appropriate, so they set about finding just the right image, hopefully to be donated by a high-profile artist. They succeeded! We can’t wait to tell you all about the artist who has made this generous offer – and to show off that new cover. Watch this space…

POTB 14 [with its striking new cover], is set to receive its first ever real promotion. With financial support from Aberdeen City Council [who, like us, felt the magazine should be much more widely recognised], we’ve embarked on a marketing project and are in the process of appointing a local PR company. More news shortly on our website and social media – plus you should be seeing press coverage in the run-up to the launch of the new edition. Support in this area is crucial so, as ever, we are seeking some experienced voluntary help. If you have these skills, do get in touch at our info email address.

Lots happening – and lots to come. Only time now for the POTB Team to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, hopefully full of literary and artistic creativity!