Pushing Out the Boat Submissions

Pushing Out the Boat, North-East Scotland’s acclaimed magazine of prose, poetry and visual arts, is published biennially. Submissions open in the summer of one year for publication the following year. The current edition, Issue 16, was published in April 2021. The next edition, Issue 17, is scheduled for publication in Spring 2023.

Submissions to POTB are Closed at the moment

Submissions to Issue 17 were open 1 July – 30 September 2022 and are now closed. The work of selecting contributions and editing the magazine is ongoing with the aim of publication in Spring 2023. Further information for those who submitted can be found here.

For reference, links to the submission procedures and instructions for the last issue are included below but please note that details may change for the next issue.

For reference:

Privacy, Reproduction & Copyright

  • Data collected through the submission forms will be managed in accordance with our Privacy Policy.
  • Access to submissions will be restricted to the selection and editorial team of Pushing Out the Boat.
  • No use will be made of those submissions not selected for publication.
  • Items, or extracts from items, published in our magazines may also be reproduced on the Pushing Out the Boat web site and in other POTB publicity.
  • Copyright: Contents of the magazine may not be used or reproduced without crediting POTB and the author or artist. Any commercial re-use or reproduction of a contribution requires prior permission from the editor’s representative and the particular contributor.


If you have any queries, we can be contacted by email at: info@pushingouttheboat.co.uk