The Edinburgh Literary Salon Anthology is currently open for submissions

by Rebecca Raeburn
Communications, Edinburgh
City of Literature Trust

1 August 2020

In partnership with Edinburgh Napier University, the Edinburgh Literary Salon is launching a call for submissions for a brand new Anthology to celebrate their third birthday.

Deadline now extended to 21 September 2020.

The Salon have invited authors associated with the Edinburgh Literary Salon to contribute, and have now opened submissions to all members of Edinburgh's writing community. The plan is for the anthology to be published in 2021, with its launch taking place at the Edinburgh International Book Festival.

Who is eligible?

Submissions are welcome from anyone who has engaged with the Salon and their activities. This includes submissions from staff and students at Edinburgh Napier University.

They are committed to embedding and embracing the principles of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in the production of the Anthology.

Eligible work?

Work can be prose, fiction or non-fiction, poetry, or black and white illustration (including graphic work and photography). Prose can be up to 3,000 words, poetry up to 30 lines, and graphic fiction should be no more than eight pages. Images need to be at least 400mm (height or width) and 300 dpi.

All work must respond to the theme ‘Renaissance’.

Work should not have been previously published. It is also requested that writers do not place their work elsewhere during the submission or pre-publication period.

Previous publication is considered to include: newspaper, newsletter, magazine, anthology, chapbook, book, website, electronic magazine, or any other edited public platform or forum.

How to submit

Submissions will only be accepted by email. Judging will be anonymous, so all submissions must be sent as a Word document or PDF attachment with no identifying features.

The title of your submission should include in the subject line: ‘SUBMISSION’ then ‘YOUR NAME - DOCUMENT NAME’.

If you are sending a submission that requires a format specific to your prose or poetry (i.e. concrete/graphic poetry or prose, or captioned photography) please send as a PDF. If selected, you will be asked for the original, high-resolution digital image.

Send your submissions to by 1 September 2020. Deadline now extended to 21 September 2020.

More information about the submission process can be found on their website.

About the Edinburgh Literary Salon

The Salon is a free monthly event which provides a meeting point for those in the literary industries in Edinburgh and surrounding areas, to gather, socialise and exchange ideas and information and to help maintain a healthy and vibrant literary arts community in Scotland. It takes place on the last Tuesday of each month.

Having run the Edinburgh Literary Salon for fourteen years, in 2018, following a brief pause, Edinburgh City of Literature passed the torch to the current Steering Group, who have continued the tradition of the monthly Salon, forming and maintaining connections with the city's literary community.