Thank you for your interest in The Scores.
We are looking for submissions of original – not previously published – works of poetry and prose in both English and the Languages of Scotland, as well as work translated into English. We want writers from all walks of life, all identities, all nationalities, published or unpublished. Please be sure to read the submission guidelines for your genre carefully before sending us your writing.
Our new submission windows are from September through October for our Winter Issue, and January through February for our Summer Issue.
We are happy to accept simultaneous submissions, but we ask that you do us the courtesy of withdrawing your work if it is accepted elsewhere (if you are submitting poetry, no need to withdraw the whole submission, just add a note to your submission informing us which poems are no longer available).
We also ask that you submit only one manuscript per genre at a time – please wait for a response before submitting again.
Every effort is made to respond to submissions as quickly as possible. That said, depending on our submission numbers, our response time may be slower. If you have not received word from us within four months, we are happy to respond to queries regarding the status of your submission.
The Scores publishes all forms of poetry, from formal verse to prose poems, experimental forms, and poetry translated into English. Please submit up to five pages of poems (one poem per page unless longer than a page) in a single document (.doc, .docx, .pdf). We regret that, as a free online journal, we simply cannot pay contributors for accepted work.
Please indicate in the title field if your work is in translation and include a copy of the original work (note that rights for translation must be obtained by the translator before submitting).
Please indicate in the title field if your work is in translation and include a copy of the original work (note that rights for translation should be obtained by the translator before submitting).
The Scores publishes all forms of Scots Language writing, including poetry, prose fiction and creative nonfiction. Please submit one piece of poetry or prose of no more than five pages (poetry) or 5,000 words (prose) in a single document (.doc, .docx, .pdf). We regret that, as a free online journal, we cannot pay accepted contributors.
***Please submit only pieces in Scots in this category (standard English poetry/prose submitted into this category will not be read).***