The ASL has been a leading publisher in Scotland for over fifty years, with a wide range of publications focused on Scottish literature and its languages. Regarding our books, Annual Volumes are works of Scottish literature which have either been neglected or which merit a fresh presentation to a modern audience, while International Companions to Scottish Literature offer essential insights into Scottish literary studies, covering key authors, periods and topics from the medieval to the contemporary. We also publish Occasional Papers, which offer scholarly essays on a range of subjects related to Scottish literature and language, and Scotnotes, a series of study guides on Scottish authors and poets. Aside from academic volumes, New Writing Scotland, the annual anthology of new poetry, drama and short fiction, in English, Scots and Gaelic, celebrates both emerging and established voices, while other titles are published by, or in partnership with, the ASL. You can also browse our free publications, a collection of essays and ebooks available to read online or download.
In terms of our periodicals, we publish two journals: Scottish Literary Review, which is published twice a year and contains literary studies, criticism and in-depth book reviews, and the annual Scottish Language, which focuses on scholarly studies of the languages of Scotland, past and present. We also offer the free online e-zine The Bottle Imp, aimed at scholars and students of Scottish literature and produced in conjunction with the Scottish Writing Exhibition.
Articles published in the International Journal of Scottish Literature, a peer-reviewed online journal which aimed to develop and circulate international perspectives on Scottish writing, are available for free, along with a number of articles and essays on our website, many of which were originally published by the ASL in Laverock or the ScotLit newsletter. Audio CDs produced by ASL of poems read by their authors, with informed commentary from leading academics, are also available to buy.
Find out how to receive the new issues of Scottish Literary Review and Scottish Language, as well as the yearly publications of New Writing Scotland and the Annual Volume, as an ASL Member.