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Pushing Out the Boat Submissions

Submissions to POTB are now closed.


Issue 14

The call for submissions to Issue 14 of Pushing Out the Boat opened on 1st June 2016 and closed on 9th September 2016 for poetry and prose and on 24th September for artwork. The selection of contributions for publication is now complete and the processes of editing and design are underway, heading for publication in late April 2017.

Successful submitters have been notified by email and asked to provide some brief biographical details for inclusion in the magazine. If you made a submission to POTB you can verify the details and status by logging in and following the link to My POTB.

Please note that, due to limited resources, we are unable to enter into correspondence regarding selection.


We aim to launch Issue 14 in April 2017. Successful submitters will receive a copy of the magazine and an invitation to read or display their work at the launch event.

Privacy, Reproduction & Copyright

  • 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: All content copyright © of respective authors and artists. 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.

Hints and Tips

HInts and Tips for submitting work to Pushing Out the Boat are available here.