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26 July 2021

Association for Scottish Literary Studies

ASLS is based in the University of Glasgow and promotes the study, teaching and writing of Scotland's literatures and languages, past and present.

We publish scholarly journals and literary criticism; new editions of classic works of Scottish literature; companions and study guides; and - with the support of Creative Scotland - New Writing Scotland, an annual anthology of the best new short fiction and poetry in Scotland today, in English, Gaelic and Scots. We also publish the free ezine The Bottle Imp.

Each year, ASLS holds annual conferences on Scottish writers in such diverse locations as Glasgow, Kirkwall, Edinburgh and Skye. We also hold annual conferences on Scottish literature and languages in the classroom. These schools conferences are suitable for CPD (Continuous Professional Development), and attract teachers from across Scotland.

Along with other Scottish literary organisations, and with the support of the Scottish Government, ASLS campaigns for a greater appreciation, at home and abroad, of Scotland's literary culture.

Established: 1970

Publications (yearly average): 8

Types of books published: Classic works of Scottish literature which merit a fresh presentation to a modern audience; anthologies of new Scottish writing in English, Gaelic and Scots; collections of essays and monographs on the literature and languages of Scotland; comprehensive study guides to Scottish writers. ASLS membership is open to all. In 2020, a subscription of £60.00 (individuals) or £90.00 (corporate) buys: one Annual Volume; the latest edition of New Writing Scotland; Scottish Literary Review (2 issues); Scottish Language (1 issue). Special packages for schools and students are also available.

Submission details: Submissions are invited to New Writing Scotland. Please see the ASLS website for detailed submission instructions.


People: Duncan Jones (Director)

Address: Dept of Scottish Literature, University of Glasgow, 7 University Gardens, Glasgow G12 8QH

Tel/Fax: 0141 330 5309





Twitter: @scotlit

Distributor: BookSource, 50 Cambuslang Road, Cambuslang, Glasgow G32 8NB; Tel: 0845 370 0067; Fax: 0845 370 0068