Pushing Out the Boat issue 12 – call for work

December 10, 2012

Call for Submissions   – CLOSES 1 MARCH 2013


Submissions of writing and artwork are invited for Issue 12 of Pushing Out the Boat, North-East Scotland’s acclaimed magazine of prose, poetry and visual arts. Issue 12 will be published in September 2013.  We plan an online version to follow.



  • To ensure anonymous selection, no contributor name should appear on any of the submitted email attachments (see below).
  • Please do not send multiple copies, which overload our mailboxes – we acknowledge receipt  by return, so do check your SPAM  or if you haven’t heard from us, email info@pushingouttheboat.co.uk.



·   Poetry, fiction and playscript may be submitted but it must not have been accepted for publication elsewhere; we welcome work in English, Doric or Scots

·   Due to limited space, shorter works are preferable – although we may accept longer items (including self-contained extracts) up to 3,500 words. See our website Guidelines for advice.

·   Please send up to three poems to poetry@pushingouttheboat.co.uk; and/or up to two prose/playscript pieces to prose@pushingouttheboat.co.uk.

·   Submissions should be emailed as separate MS Word or RTF attachments. On each attachment include only the title of the piece, page numbering/word count/number of stanzas (as appropriate). Please do not use headers and footers.

·   In your e-mail for each category of submission (i.e. poetry or prose) please state *the contributor name; postal address; email address; phone number; age if under 18 (nb: secondary school pupils only); and the title of each attached piece.



  • A maximum of three images (colour and/or black-and-white) of 2- or 3-dimensional work – including line drawings, illustrations, photographs, etc – should be emailed as separate attachments to art@pushingouttheboat.co.uk
  • Attachments should no more than 2MB in total. Please save each image at 300 DPI, sized A4 – we will contact you if we need higher-resolution versions.
  • In your email cover note please state *the contributor name; postal address; email address; phone no; age if under 18;  the title of each attached image, plus its medium/materials & whether colour or b&w.


Please do not send any other communication to these email addresses. Any queries should be addressed to info@pushingouttheboat.co.uk.


Final date for submissions is 1 March 2013, but earlier entries are especially appreciated.  Acceptance of contributions will be emailed to you by 30 June 2013 – so if you have not had a response by this date you should assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.  Please note that, due to limited resources, we are unable to notify rejections or to enter into correspondence regarding selection.


Successful entrants will receive a copy of the magazine and an invitation to read or display their work at the launch event to be held in September 2013.


  See this online at: http://www.pushingouttheboat.co.uk/submissions


* Privacy Policy: contributors’ details will be retained for contact in relation to Pushing Out the Boat only. We will not share data with any other organisation or use for any other purpose without obtaining your prior permission.


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