Paperboats Zine

The urge to explore and celebrate all the kinds of lives of Planet Earth is stronger than ever, but the environmental and ecological crisis demands we also lift our eyes, and our voices, to species extinction and habitat loss, to what is happening to the forests and hills, the rivers and seas, our streets and gardens. The writer’s instinct to pay attention has never been more vital. Literature can help us to see the natural world – and our place in it – differently.

Issue Two Submissions Now Closed

Many thanks to everyone who submitted their poetry and prose for Issue Two of Paperboats Zine.

You should receive a response  within two months of the submission deadline.

Watch this space for future calls for submissions.


Many thanks.

Paperboats Editors

a wee note about payment

We would love to pay our writers – we really would, but we’d love to pay our admin staff too. As it is, paperboats has been put together using our own time and funds in solidarity with activists worldwide who dedicate their time and energies to the climate movement without recompense. That said, if anyone would like to contribute to paperboats, then that might change. However, our first priority for funding is to pay our Dear Scotland writers who stand on the frontline of the climate emergency, yet have done so little to cause it. Their stories need to be told.

If you are interested in making a financial contribution to paperboats, please say