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Pushing Out the Boat

  • probably the best regional literary magazine in Scotland,
  • high quality writing, with a unique blend of the local and the global.
  • a thrilling place to be published alongside writers and artists from around the world
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Issue 14 is here. Launched on the 30th April, our latest edition has been described as a ‘beautifully produced treasure house of new writing and art’.  It boasts an array of inspiring work from talented authors, poets and artists, introduced by a glowing Foreword by novelist and poet Wayne Price and artist Tom Hammick’s personal inspiration for the image on which the eye-catching cover is based.

Click on the image below to take a peek.

Front cover of Issue 14

We are honoured to have been gifted use of an image by prize-winning artist Tom Hammick for this edition’s front cover. The cover is based on the print Violetta and Alfredo’s Escape which was inspired by the artist’s time in residence at English National Opera (ENO). Tom Hammick won the 2016 V&A Prize at the International Print Biennale and his work is on display in major public and corporate collections. Based in Southern England, he is also printing new editions at Peacock Visual Arts in Aberdeen, where he was Artist-in-Residence in 2016.

Issue 14 can be purchased from our retail outlets or ordered from our  online store.

After looking at Issue 14, why not browse through other editions of the magazine. Read extracts from our previous edition, Issue 13, and dip into the full online versions of Issues 9 – 12. Then visit our online shop where  all editions of the magazine are available for purchase.

An image from Issue 14


ePOTB – publication opportunity for young writers and artists

Submissions of writing and artwork are invited for our first online edition of ePOTB. Pushing Out the Boat is looking to discover the best new work from young writers and artists aged 12 to 17. ePOTB will be published as an ezine on the Pushing Out the Boat website in Spring 2018 and a £50 prize will be awarded to the best contribution in each of the three categories: prose, poetry and art.

Submissions will open on 23rd September and close on the 30th November.

Follow this link for more details

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