New Writing Scotland

Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Representative Authors: 
Leila Aboulela, Lin Anderson, Claire Askew, Iain Banks, John Burnside, Ron Butlin, Anne Donovan, Alison Flett, Graham Fulton, Janice Galloway, A L Kennedy, David Kinloch, Douglas Lipton, Kirsty Logan, Kevin MacNeil, James Meek, Maggie Rabatski, Ian Rankin, James Robertson, Suhayl Saadi, Chiew-Siah Tei, Irvine Welsh
Reading Period: 
Aug 1 to Oct 31
Response Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
Issues per Year: 
Issue Price: 
Less than 1,000

Editorial Focus

New Writing Scotland publishes works by writers resident in Scotland or Scots by birth, upbringing or inclination. All forms of writing are invited: autobiography and memoirs; creative responses to events and experiences; drama; graphic artwork (monochrome only); poetry; political and cultural commentary and satire; screenplays; short fiction; travel writing or any other creative prose may be submitted. The work must be neither previously published nor accepted for publication and may be in any of the languages of Scotland.

Tips From the Editor

We have limited space in each edition, and therefore shorter pieces are more suitable, although longer items of exceptional quality may still be included. A maximum length of 3,500 words is suggested. Please send no more than four poems, and no more than one prose work to a maximum of 3,500 words in total. All submissions should be made online via Submittable: Please do not put your name on your submission. If you are sending more than one piece, group everything into one document. Submission is free, and authors retain all rights to their work(s).

Contact Information

Duncan Jones, Managing Editor
7 University Gardens
G12 8QH
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Last updated: Feb 14, 2024