The Inkwell is the University of Edinburgh’s creative writing and arts magazine. Published bi-annually, the magazine provides a platform for aspiring young poets, dramatists, novelists and artists. The magazine is FREE and is run and funded by the PublishED committee.

If you have a piece of writing you’d like to submit, we would love to receive it! If your art/writing isn't accepted into the current magazine, please feel free to try again with the next issue, as the theme changes for every publication.

The deadline for the next issue is 22 October 2017. The theme is r(evolution).

We accept prose, poetry, drama and art, which should be sent to the appropriate e-mail accounts:

General Enquiries:

Approximate guidelines for lengths:

Poetry: <40 lines
Prose: <1100 words
Drama: <70 lines

Follow 'The Inkwell' link to view previous editions online. The Inkwell can also be found in limited print. Pick up a copy of the publication at any of the below distribution points:

The Law Library
Edinburgh Central Library
David Hume Tower
Kings Buildings
Edinburgh University Library
Forest Café
Treehouse Café
The Scottish Poetry Library
The Writers' Museum
Minto House
     Potterow Union
     The Meadow Bar
     Analog Books
     18 Buccleuch Street
     Black Medicine (Nicholson St)
     Elephants and Bagels
     The Blind Poet
     Purple Pig Café
     Edinburgh College of Art