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“is a young magazine featuring creative writing and illustration which launched in spring 2013. Despite being based in Edinburgh, we spread our loving tentacles across Europe and indeed over the Atlantic. Our mission in life is to make you laugh, ponder, and wince. We seek stories and poems to twine into a rope thrown from a lifeboat or to build into a yellow brick road.
We aim to create a stage for emerging writers to strut their stuff, both traditional and experimental. We hope to reach, enchant and grip readers who wouldn’t ordinarily pick up a literary magazine – which is why Far Off Places is appearing as an audio, a digital and an iOS Newsstand version. We believe in bedtime stories and beautiful craftsmanship, where choice of font and paper type is an artistic decision.
Issues I, Fairy Tales Retold, II, The Back of Beyond, and III, Under the Bed, are now available (and oh-so-pretty!) – click on the link below to get your paws on one shiny copy! And because we’re feeling extra nice, you can still download a free taster of Issue I.
We’re happy to publish short writing in a variety of forms, including poetry, flash fiction, and short-form prose and drama. Poetry should be no more than 40 lines. We accept prose and drama of up to 3000 words. You’re welcome to submit up to three poems or one piece of prose or drama.”