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Far Off Places

Far Off Places is a young magazine featuring creative writing and illustration which launched in spring 2013. Despite being based in Edinburgh, we spread our loving tentacles over Europe and across the Atlantic and Mediterranean. Our mission in life is to make you laugh, ponder, and wince. We seek stories and poems to twine into a rope thrown from a lifeboat or to build into a yellow brick road.

We aim to create a stage for emerging writers to strut their stuff, both traditional and experimental. We hope to reach, enchant and grip readers who wouldn’t ordinarily pick up a literary magazine - which is why Far Off Places is appearing as an audio and a digital. We believe in bedtime stories and beautiful craftsmanship, where choice of font and paper type is an artistic decision.

We’re currently closed for submissions but do check back to our submissions page regularly. You can also delve into an issue or check out one of our podcasts to see the kind of thing we like to feather our nests with. All of our issues currently available to devour are listed below (aren’t they pretty? We think so.) - click on the link to get your paws on shiny copies! Our most recent issue is Found in Translation - foreign as a songbird but just as easy on the ears. And because we’re still feeling so terribly chuffed with it, you can always download a free taster of Issue I.