The Scores

There are presently no open calls for submissions.


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 We want writers from all walks of life, all identities, all nationalities, published or unpublished.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

Our new submission windows are from July through October for our Winter Issue, and January through March 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.

***As the submission numbers we have received this month overwhelmed our Submittable subscription, we regret that we have been forced to introduce a small fee for submissions. All proceeds of this fee go directly to paying for our Submittable subscription. If this fee is beyond your means to pay, we would be happy to receive your submission via email, until the 1 April at scorespoetry@st-andrews.ac.uk***