Pushing Out the Boat Submissions

ePOTB – publication opportunity for young writers and artists

Submissions will be opening on 23rd September 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.

For further details see the Call for Submissions to ePOTB.

For adults, submissions to POTB are closed at the moment.

Our last call for submissions was in summer 2016, leading to the publication of Issue 14 of Pushing Out the Boat in April 2017.

We don’t yet have a schedule for Issue 15 but will publish details here and on our Facebook page when we have any news.

In the meantime, for the benefit of new prospective contributors, an outline of the submission process is given below. We also recommend taking a look at our Hints and Tips for Submitting Work if you are considering making a submission.

POTB Submission Process

We open with a Call for Submissions. [For reference, the Submission Instructions for Issue 14 are still available but please note that some of the details may change for subsequent editions].  Once submissions close, the anonymised entries are reviewed by our panels who make selections for publication. Successful submitters are notified by email, then the magazine is edited, designed and published.

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.