Freight Books Freight Books
Gutter, the leading magazine of new Scottish writing

Released Spring 2017
Format: 234x156mm paperback, 192pp

ISBN Code: 978-1-911332-21-3

Gutter 16

by Henry Bell and Colin Begg (editors)


Another sparkling issue of Gutter, the award-winning magazine of new Scottish writing. This issue includes award-winning writers and poets including James Robertson, Doug Johnstone, ex-Makar Liz Lochhead, Forward prize shortlisted Harry Giles, Rachel McCrum, Aurelia Lassaque and Aonghas Macneacail.

Gutter magazine is the outstanding independent literary magazine publishing fiction and poetry from writers born and living in Scotland. The work you’ll find here is in turns diverse, delicate and dangerous. But with contributions from every corner of Scotland, all the major countries of Europe, Canada, both coasts of the USA, the Antipodes and the Far East, it is, most of all, global in attitude. Gutter doesn’t hold to any particular political outlook but wholeheartedly believes in the power of the creative imagination to challenge the status quo.

Since its inception Gutter has been first to publish work from a wide range of acclaimed emerging novelists and poets including Pippa Goldschmidt, Deborah Andrews, Barry Gornell, Kirsty Logan, Helen Sedgwick, Mary Paulson-Ellis and many others. It’s a proving ground where emerging writers can first find an audience, rubbing shoulders with some of the biggest names in Scottish literature.

Praise for Gutter:

‘The quality, presentation and appearance of the magazine is magnificent. Maybe the most pleasing and impressive layout I’ve encountered in a small magazine of new writing.’ Alan Warner, author of Morven Callar, The Man Who Walks and The Stars in the Bright Sky

‘Outstanding is not a word I use often. Gutter 15 is outstanding.’ Janice Galloway on Gutter 15

‘The latest crop of new Scottish writing is a bumper one, with an abundance of excellent poems and prose.’ Skinny on Gutter 09

Scottish Design Awards 2010 – Chairman’s Award for Design, Winner

Scottish Design Awards 2010 – Best Publication, Winner

PPA Scotland Magazine Awards 2011 – Best Consumer Design (Nomination)

Scottish Design Award 2015 – Best Publication, Shortlisted

Drum Design Award 2015 – Best Publication, Shortlisted