Submissions for New Writing Scotland are now invited from 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; short fiction; travel writing; or any other creative prose may be submitted, but not full-length plays or novels, though self-contained extracts are acceptable. The work must be neither previously published nor accepted for publication and may be in any of the languages of Scotland.
Submissions must be typed on one side of the paper only and the sheets secured at the top-left corner. Prose pieces should be double-spaced and carry an approximate word-count. You should provide a covering letter, clearly marked with your name and address.
Please also put your name on the individual works. If you would like to receive an acknowledgement of receipt of your manuscript, please enclose a stamped addressed postcard. If you would like to be informed if your submission is unsuccessful, or if you would like your submissions returned, you should enclose a stamped addressed envelope with sufficient postage.
How To Submit
Submissions should be sent by 30 September 2011, in an A4 envelope, to:
New Writing Scotland
7 University Gardens
We are sorry but we cannot accept submissions by fax or e-mail.
Please be aware that we have limited space in each edition, and therefore shorter pieces are more suitable – although longer items of exceptional quality may still be included. Please send no more than four poems, or prose work(s) to a maximum of 3,500 words in total. Successful contributors will be paid at a rate of £20 per printed page.
New Writing Scotland 29, entitled The Flight of the Turtle, will be published in July 2011.