Literary Magazines from Scotland
Celebrating writing in English, Scots, Scottish Gaelic and Irish Gaelic, Causeway/Cabhsair is a biannual literary magazine, set up the by Research Institute of Irish and Scottish Studies in the Humanity’s Manse at the University of Aberdeen. It is now run by postgraduate students at the university.
Valve, a new literary journal, features an expansive and diverse range of poetry, prose and non-fiction. The contributors all met at Strathclyde University’s Journalism and Creative Writing courses, and the magazine is published by Freight.
From Glasgow to Saturn is the online literary magazine of the University of Glasgow, and features poetry, fiction and essays from current and former staff and students of the University. The magazine is produced electronically, and has featured contributions from the likes of Alan Bissett and Rodge Glass.
DIN Poetry Magazine is a new print poetry magazine edited by Robin Matthew Jones and designed by Gunnar Thor Ofeigsson. The design is monochromatic, stark and deliberately apocalyptic; the magazine has no online presence and instead aims to rediscover the strengths of the printed form for poetry.
The Bottle Imp is an electronic magazine, set up by the ASLS, which exists to promote and support the reading, teaching and study of Scottish literature and language. It grew from the success of the Scottish Writing Exhibition which takes place at the MLA conference in the USA each year.
From designers and publishers FREIGHT comes a new printed journal for writers working in Scotland. Gutter Magazine will be published twice-yearly.
Is the traditional short story form just too wordy and verbose for you? Then perhaps flash fiction is they way forward for you. Fractured West is a new print magazine specialising in stories of fewer than 500 words.
The magazine Edinburgh Review was founded in 1802, and in its latest incarnation it remains a forum for critical thinking, review, and original writing.
Now thirteen years old, Markings publishes poetry and features from Gatehouse-of-Fleet in Dumfries & Galloway. The Editor, John Hudson, introduces us to the magazine.
Our first featured publication is Pushing out the Boat, the new writing magazine from the North-East of Scotland.