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 We want writers from all walks of life, all identities, all nationalities, published or unpublished. Do, however, be sure to read the submission guidelines for your genre carefully before sending us your writing.


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.


This winter, The Scores will be releasing a special 'mini' Issue 9 in February 2021. We’ll have a slightly slimmer submission window, open from midnight, 15 November, to 11.59 on the 30 November, and we’re looking for submissions that use brevity to play with form.

For our 'mini' Issue 9, we are looking for flash or micro pieces of fiction and creative nonfiction.

Please send up to 3 pieces in a single .doc/.docx/.pdf document. The word-count for each piece should be no more than 800 words.

Please only submit once in each submission window.

Simultaneous submissions are perfectly acceptable – please just do us the favour of adding a 'note' to your submission as soon as possible to indicate if one of your submitted pieces has been accepted elsewhere.

For prose in translation, we are only looking for pieces translated into English. Please include a bio for both the translator and the original author. Please also indicate the original publisher and whether the rights have been sought for both the translation and reproduction of the original (we prefer, where possible, to publish the translation alongside the original).

We look forward to reading your work!

For our 'mini' Issue 9, we are looking for short lineated poems, prose poems, flash and micro fiction and nonfiction in the languages of Scotland (not English – submissions in English should be entered in the appropriate forms above)

Please send up to 3 pieces in a single .doc/.docx/.pdf document. For lineated poems, each poem should be 30 lines or fewer (not including title/stanza breaks); for prose poems, flash or other micro prose, the word count for each should be no more than 800 words.

Please only submit once in each submission window.

Simultaneous submissions are perfectly acceptable – please just do us the favour of adding a 'note' to your submission as soon as possible to indicate if one of your submitted pieces has been accepted elsewhere.

We look forward to reading your work!

For our 'mini' Issue 9, we are looking for short lineated poems and prose poems..

Please send up to 3 poems in a single .doc/.docx/.pdf document. For lineated poems, each poem should be 30 lines or fewer (not including title/stanza breaks); for prose poems the word count for each should be no more than 800 words.

Please only submit once in each submission window.

Simultaneous submissions are perfectly acceptable – please just do us the favour of adding a 'note' to your submission as soon as possible to indicate if one of your submitted pieces has been accepted elsewhere.

For poems in translation, we are only looking for poems translated into English. Please include a bio for both the translator and the original author. Please also indicate the original publisher and whether the rights have been sought for both the translation and reproduction of the original (we prefer, where possible, to publish the translation alongside the original).

We look forward to reading your work!

The Scores