Literary magazine reaches new milestone

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Pushing Out the Boat magazine is celebrating ten years of bringing its readers the best in new writing and the visual arts, from the North-East of Scotland and far beyond.

Described in its 10th Anniversary Issue as “a sharp-eyed, open-minded magazine” and “a beautifully produced annual treat”, Pushing Out the Boat was founded in 2000 with a mission to present a heady mixture of poetry and prose in English, Scots and Doric, enhanced by artworks in a wide variety of styles and media.

The new Issue, illustrated in full colour, offers 96 pages of high-quality contributions from not only the North-East but also from as far afield as Italy, the US, and Australia.

launched before an invited audience in Stonehaven on Sunday, the magazine is now available for sale, priced £6, from its outlets across city and shire. For details see the magazine’s website at , from which copies can also be ordered and where you can read more about earlier editions.

The Launch was private, but the public will have a great opportunity to enjoy readings by several of Pushing Out the Boat’s talented contributors at their Word Festival event on May 14 at 1pm – see the Festival website at for details and to book tickets.