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The "Imagining a better future" issue is open for submissions

We’re open for our brand new issue of StoryMag and this time the theme is: Imagining a Better Future

This time, we’re partnering with the excellent Making Imagined Things Conference, which celebrates the work of Scottish author and artist Alasdair Gray. You can find out more about the conference here.

Submission Deadline: 17 April 2020

What kind of submissions do we take?

You can submit up to 2000 words for fiction (eg. an extract from novel, short story, or up to 2 pieces of flash fiction), 3 poems or illustrations, 6 pages of comics or graphic novels excerpts, a stage of screen play of up to 15 pages, a zine of up to 12 pages, 1 audio file up to 6 minutes or 1 video file up to 4 minutes long.
(Remember all of these are limits not targets)

We welcome entries in English, Scots and Gaelic.

Every entry gets personal, professional feedback and the chance to be published in our magazine.

Looking for a little inspiration? Have a read of issue 3 now!

You can claim Young Scot rewards points for submitting an entry to StoryMag! Your points code is R0B3PS4W

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Our style of feedback

The feedback from our Editorial Board will be constructed in a way which is clear and helpful, with any ‘professional jargon’ terms explained for you so you’ll know what they mean when you encounter them in future. We will give you some feedback on at least two positive aspects of your piece of work which you should concentrate on as areas of strength, and we will make sure to point out one thing about your piece that you can improve on to make it even better. Where it is possible, we’ll suggest a possible way to learn how to make that improvement.

Only you will be able to see your feedback – it will not be available to the public.

There will be no further discussion of your feedback once it is given to you. Once you receive your feedback, it is up to you to take the next steps forward.

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