New Writing Scotland publishes works by writers resident in Scotland or Scots by birth, upbringing or inclination. Submissions are open for New Writing Scotland 41, publishing in summer 2023. 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. Prose pieces should be double-spaced and carry an approximate word-count. Please DO NOT put your name on your submission; instead, please provide your name and contact details, including email and postal addresses, on a covering letter. If you are sending more than one piece, please group everything into one document. The deadline is midnight (GMT) on 31 October 2022.
We have limited space in each edition, and therefore shorter pieces are more suitable – although longer items of exceptional quality may still be included. A maximum length of 3,500 words is suggested. Please send no more than four poems, or one prose work. Successful contributors will be paid at a rate of £25 per published page.
Authors retain all rights to their work(s), and can submit and/or publish the same work(s) elsewhere after they appear in New Writing Scotland.
Submission is free. Please send all work online via Submittable: