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Call for Submission to 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, North-East Scotland’s Magazine of New Writing and the Visual Arts, 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 should be made through the online forms, available on this website. The deadline is  30th November 2017. Good Luck!
Submissions to ePOTB will open on 23rd September 2017.

How to make a submission

Before making a submission, you must register with us as a potential contributor to obtain a personal username and password that will enable you to login to the submission system.

Already registered? If you submitted to a previous issue, the username and password you chose then will still be valid, so you can go straight to the login page. If you have forgotten either, the login form includes a link through which you can retrieve your details.

New submitter? Click here to register

Once registered, you will be able to login to the submissions area of the website, using the personal username and password you chose at registration.

Once you have logged-in, the submission forms will appear automatically on the Submissions drop-down menu. Before making a submission, however, please take time to read the following notes:

INSTRUCTIONS on how to submit an entry – please read this first

Please note that we do not accept submissions by email. All entries should be submitted through the online forms on this website.


The deadline for submissions is 30th November 2017 but earlier entries are especially appreciated.


Our target date for completion of the selection process is late January 2018. Successful submitters will be notified by email. Please note that, due to limited resources, we are unable to enter into correspondence regarding selection.


We aim to launch ePOTB here on our website in Spring 2018. Details of the prize winners will also be published on the site.

Privacy, Reproduction & Copyright

  • Access to submissions will be restricted to the selection and editorial team of Pushing Out the Boat.
  • No use will be made of those submissions not selected for publication.
  • Items, or extracts from items, published in our magazines may also be reproduced on the Pushing Out the Boat website and in other POTB publicity.
  • Copyright: All content copyright © of respective authors and artists. Contents of the magazine may not be used or reproduced without crediting POTB and the author or artist. Any commercial re-use or reproduction of a contribution requires prior permission from the editor’s representative and the particular contributor.