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Chapbook Submissions

By 12/12/2020January 26th, 2021No Comments

The Scottish Writers’ Centre now welcome submissions for the third in our series of Chapbooks: Borders and Boundaries

We want to celebrate Scotland and showcase the best of our contemporary writers, so send us what you’re most proud of!

seeking submissions SWC - Chapbook 3These chapbooks reflect our commitment to Scottish writing and writers, from the islands to the border. We welcome submissions of poetry and flash fiction, written in any of the languages of Scotland.

Submission deadline: 23.59 on the 31st January 2021

The theme for this edition is Borders and Boundaries.

Future themes will be (in this order):

  • Mountain and Glen
  • River, Loch and Burn

 Eligibility: writers living in Scotland, or writers writing about Scotland. Whether professional, part-time or just starting out – we’d love to hear from you!

 Maximum word count: 25 lines for poetry and 300 words for flash fiction.

 Please send all submissions to:


Writers who are successful will receive a copy of the chapbook and a fee of £10.

Submission guidelines

Everyone and anyone may submit one piece. Members of the Scottish Writers’ Centre may submit up to three pieces per Chapbook.

Copyright will remain with the writer.

We will only accept work that has not been previously published.

Submissions not following the Guidelines will be discounted.

Entries should be submitted as one double-spaced Word document in Times New Roman, size 12 (if submitting more than one entry, please include all in the one document). Please include a title sheet on the first page with your name, word or line count, title(s), a 50-word bio and your preferred contact details.

We regret that we cannot provide feedback.

Submissions should be titled ‘Poetry Submission + YOUR NAME’, ‘Prose Submission + YOUR NAME’



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