There are many opportunities to have your work published. Scotland has a number of small literary magazines that, as well as publishing work by established writers, welcomes submissions from new and emerging writers. It's a good way to have your work looked at - sometimes you'll be given feedback on how to improve. It can also give you a feel for the whole publishing scene. In fact, many publishing companies will assume that you will have been published in small literary magazines before approaching them.
The Bottle Imp
E-Zine produced by ASLS (Association for Scottish Literary Studies) on Scottish Literature, language and culture.
Published in Edinburgh, Chapman promotes the best in Scottish writing and promotes new writers, new ideas and new approaches.
The Dark Horse
Founded in 1995, this is an international magazine committed to British and American poetry. It is published in Scotland.
A magazine dealing in informed critique, satire, film, theatre and prose.
A magazine containing essays, new poetry, short stories, novel extracts, review articles and shorter reviews.
A high quality printed journal for fiction and poetry from writers born or living in Scotland. The editors believe there is a need for an energetic, ambitious magazine dedicated exclusively to the best in new Scottish creative writing. Gutter invites submissions of up to 3,000 words of fiction (short stories, novel extracts) or 120 lines of poetry. Preference will be given to provocative work that challenges, re-imagines or undermines the individual or collective status quo. They are also interested in work that relates Scotland to an international context.
Published twice a year and is the journal of the Scots Language Society. It includes poetry, fiction, reviews and articles in Scots.
New Writing Scotland
An annual anthology of new short fiction and poetry, New Writing Scotland has been publishing works from a host of Scottish talent since 1983.
A new writers' magazine for the North, which is published quarterly.
Octavius is a new literary magazine aimed at students in Scotland. It aims to bridge the gap between being an unpublished student and submitting to professional magazines & journals.
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Online magazine and blogs, with literary and arts articles as well as more general topical content.
This is a multi-arts magazine which promotes the work of writers and artists in Scotland, provides unique coverage of contemporary Scottish culture and encourages dialogue on arts and politics in Scotland.
The latest news, views and interviews from the Saltire Society.
Textualities is a a fully-searchable literary resource that covers diverse aspects of the world of the book, from author interviews and original writing to specialist articles about rare and collectible books.
Free arts, culture and political magazine, published four times a year.