Gutter now invites submissions of up to 3,000 words of fiction (short stories, novel extracts) or 120 lines of poetry. Preference will be given to provocative work that challenges, re-imagines or undermines the individual or collective status quo. We are also interested in work that relates Scotland to an international context.
Issue 08 out end February 2013.
Thank you to everyone who sent us work for Issue 08 – the pile was bigger than ever. Unfortunately due to the volume of submissions we cannot contact everyone personally. Needless to say, restrictions on space meant that many excellent pieces missed out. So if you didn’t make it this time, keep trying!
Issue 09 submission deadline:
30 April 2013
Work should be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org (format: Microsoft Word, .txt, .rtf or .pdf document). Formatting: Times Roman, 1.5 spacing, each page numbered. Please include name, address, postcode and word count on the title sheet. Work should not previously have been published in any form, including self-publication or online.
At this stage no payment is available for published submissions but successful writers will receive a free two-year subscription (4 magazines) worth £22.00.
Please support Gutter Magazine.
Subscriptions are available for one or two years. Payment can be made by Paypal or credit card. Click a link below to subscribe.
E-subscription (magazine emailed in PDF format)
Unfortunately we do not have the resources to provide feedback on individual submissions. However, we can provide a detailed editorial service for a small donation to the magazine. If you’d like feedback on work already submitted please make a payment by Paypal or credit card here - £10 per short story, £5 per poem - and then email email@example.com to confirm your payment and the title of the piece to be reviewed and we will come back within 3 weeks with a detailed, written critique of your work by an experienced and masters degree qualified creative writing tutor. If you’d like us to review a piece that hasn’t yet been submitted please follow the same procedure but attach the work to the email (marking clearly in the subject field ‘New work for editorial review’).
Adrian Searle, Colin Begg
Prof. Kirsty Gunn, Ian Jack, Bob McDevitt, Maggie McKernan, Alan Warner.
About the Publisher
Freight Books is a new imprint focused on publishing high quality fiction for an English speaking readership. We are committed to publishing work by established writers, brilliant debuts, short story collections, forgotten classics, occasional novels-in-translation and, from time to time, poetry collections. More info at Freight Books
Error in Gutter 08
We apologise unreservedly to Stav Poleg whose poems ‘Dionysian Hangover’ and ‘I’m sending you a letter’ appeared incorrectly formatted in Gutter 08. We always strive for 100% accuracy in our reproductions of submitted work. Correct versions of the poems can be viewed here.
Again our sincere apologies to Stav.