Creatives is a digital publication of writing and visual art that exists to showcase the breadth of experiences and perspectives inspired by Scotland’s landscapes. It is a celebration of the country’s natural beauty, its stories and myths, people and communities—but more than anything, Creatives is a conduit between artists and the public. Our aim is to collaborate with anyone who has found meaning in the outdoors and to help them realise their artistic vision.
We welcome great ideas—your work need not be in a publishable state before submission but should be produced to the best of your ability. Writers can expect rigorous line, structural and copy edits to realise the full potential of their work. That said, our publication process is a two-way partnership that encourages artistic longevity, provides the Creator with sustainable tools for craft development and, being a digital platform, exposes their best work to a wide audience.
‘The communication from Creatives was extremely positive and supportive, and I especially appreciated the input from the editor. It was very much a two-way process and a sharing of ideas on how to sharpen the piece. I was under no pressure to accept the editor’s suggestions, and there was a strong sense of respect when it came to my own ideas. Through several online conversations, I believe the piece reached its full potential, and the final publication was beautifully presented.’ — Emma Mooney (Fiction | Rosg)
I gained exposure from being selected as a Creat[or] that I would not have had otherwise. It has given me greater confidence in my writing. I love that my poetry sits alongside visual art, non-fiction and [fiction]; Scotland’s outdoors is varied and the work it inspires is also diverse.’ — Craig Aitchison (Poetry | Bàrdachd)
There are moments in nature that stun us into silence and demand our full attention. These experiences have the power to become uplifting, transformative stories about how we connect with our wild landscapes.
We want to hear your story.
’S e foillseachadh digiteach a th’ann an ‘Creatives’ a tha a’ tabhann farsaingeachd de dh’ ealain lèirsinneach agus sgrìobhadh a th’air a bhrosnachadh le cruth-tìre na h-Alba. Tha sinn a’ toirt luaidh air àilleachd na h-àrainneachd, eachdraidh, fionn-sgeòil, agus coimhearsneachdan – ach a thuilleadh air a sin, ’s e meadhan tuigse a th’ann eadar luchd-ealain agus a’ phoball. ’S e ar n-amas a bhith ag obair le neach sam bith a tha air luach is ciall a lorg san àrainneachd agus a bhith a’ cumail taic riutha ’s iad a’ toirt an obair gu buil.
Tha fàilte bhlàth air deagh bheachdan. Chan fheum ur n-obair a bhith ann an cruth dèante, deiseil airson a thabhann ach aig ìre cho math ’s as urrainn. Biodh sgrìobhadairean an dùil ri comhairle deasachaidh mhionaideach aig ìre loidhne, structair agus litreachaidh. Air seo a ràdh, bu thoil leinn nam biodh am pròiseas mar chòmhradh a bhrosnaicheas ur cuid ealain fad-ùine, a bheir sgilean leasachaidh gu ìre agus a sgaoileas obair gu digiteach gu luchd-amhairc fad is farsaing.
Tha greisean ann far am fàg nàdar buileach balbh sinn agus tha na greisean iogantach sin airidh air ar làn aire. Tric spreagaidh a leithid sgeulachdan togarrach, cumhachdach mu na dòighean a tha dàimh leis an tìr air a thuigsinn.
Tha sinn airson ur sgeulachdan a chluinntinn.