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Submission Instructions


Submissions for New Writing Scotland are currently closed. We will begin to accept submissions for New Writing Scotland 39 from 1 May 2020.

New Writing Scotland 37 (2019):
Sound of an Iceberg
New Writing Scotland 36 (2018):
With Their Best Clothes On
New Writing Scotland publishes works by 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; screenplays; short fiction; travel writing or any other creative prose may be submitted. We have a maximum recommended length of 3,500 words in total. Please do not send complete novels or other long works, although 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.

From 1 May 2020, submissions will be invited for New Writing Scotland 39, publishing in summer 2021.

Submission is free. Authors retain all rights to their work(s), and are free to submit and/or publish the same work(s) elsewhere after they appear in New Writing Scotland.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us. Details can be found on our contact page.


New Writing Scotland is supported by Creative Scotland Lottery Funding.


Last updated 1 November 2019.