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 09 out now.
Thank you to everyone who sent us work for Issue 09 – 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 10 submission deadline:
31 October 2013
• 3000 words maximum per short story
• Up to 4 stories maximum to be submitted per person per issue
• 160 lines of poetry maximum
• Please consider the magazine format when sending experimental works
• All work submitted must be previously unpublished in print or on-line
• We respectfully request no simultaneous submissions
• All submissions must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
• Please send word doc or docx only
• For concrete poetry, please send PDFs
• Please include your name, address, postcode, and word count on the title sheet.
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.
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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 1,000 words, £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