Talking About Lobsters: New Writing Scotland 34

New Writing Scotland

Talking About Lobsters: New Writing Scotland 34

Talking About Lobsters: New Writing Scotland 34

Talking About Lobsters: New Writing Scotland 34 is the latest collection of excellent contemporary literature, from writers who are Scottish by birth, residence or inclination. Talking About Lobsters presents new work from more than fifty writers – some award-winning and internationally renowned, and some just beginning their careers.

Submissions are currently invited for New Writing Scotland 35, to be published in summer 2017. Successful contributors are paid on publication, and the deadline is 30 September!


The Grind are currently taking submissions for their third issue. They publish poetry, short fiction, visual art, photography, and everything in between. All styles and genres are welcome and they do not shy away from the more experimental aspects of artistic expression. The first two issues, plus a short story collection, are available on the website.

Everybody who is published will be included in a PDF publication, as per the first two issues, and also an experimental digital project due to be released over the summer. More information will be released in the coming days and weeks. You can keep up with all The Grind’s developments via the website, Facebook and Twitter.

Octavius call for submissions

Octavius is now accepting submissions for Issue 3.

Building on the success of Issues 1 and 2, we are looking for prose, drama and poetry from any student studying at a Scottish college or university (regardless of age, studied subject or award level). Submissions must be made from a university or college email address and must not exceed 2000 words of prose or 100 lines of poetry.

With more beautiful custom artwork from Forevermore Tattoo Parlour’s Roberto Poliri, Octavius Issue 3 will showcase some of the best writing coming out of Scotland’s colleges and universities.

To submit, visit our submissions page, and for a sample of what we’re looking for, why not check out our previous issues?