The Scores

There are presently no open calls for submissions.


Thank you for your interest in The Scores.

Please note that, due to the wonderfully high volume of submissions, we will be closing our submission portal whilst we prepare and launch Issue 2 (due for release mid-April 2017). We will begin reading for Issue 3 in September 2017. Thanks so much for your understanding.

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. Please 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.