• NLP is Scotland's literary arts & culture journal. With nods from the Saboteur Awards in both 2011 and 2012, we have become a quietly radical fixture of monthly ephemera from the worlds of photography, poetry, film and fine art.

    We have interviewed such stellar talents as Steven Severin, Gerry Cambridge, Justine Frischmann, Emma Wesley, Sally Evans, Kenneth Goldsmith & Andrew Mackenzie.

    Poets of the calibre of Richie McCaffrey, Michael Pedersen, Alice Willington, Emily Wolahan, Janette Ayachi and Howie Good have passed through the NLP portal.

    You'll find words from young superstar Ewan Morrison and elder statesman Allan Massie, amongst many other great literary practitioners.

    We encourage a sense of freedom to tresspass, of subversion, of commitment to persuasion and refreshment...

THEORY: the last edition

With thanks to… Elizabeth Rimmer Stephan Delbos Andrew McCallum Crawford Mandy Haggith Julie Maclean Rodger Evans Frederick Pollack Geoffrey Heptonstall Anne Rouse


          William Wright Holly Corfield Carr Ross Wilson Josephine Corcoran, Grahaeme Barrasford Young & Caitlin Thomas Natasha Underwood  

Third Anniversary Edition III: Saint

Andrew F Giles reviews Michael Pedersen’s ‘Play With Me’ Pétronille: new cartoons by Arabella Langlands-Perry Rodger Evans on speech and speeches New poetry from Chelsea Cargill

Third Anniversary Edition I: Elsewhere

  We return to ‘summon the intuitive spirit’ in Elsewhere, the first of our trio of Third Anniversary Editions featuring new poetry from our new intern, Daisy Behagg, new poetry also from the great stalwart of Scottish poetry, Colin Will, and a The London Magazine‘s Geoffrey Heptonstall remembers Seamus Heaney and Allen Ginsberg and in … Continue reading

The Globes Edition

So, this is 2013. This month, in our Globes edition, we welcome an international array of writers to our pages. US writer Wes Henricksen reimagines the fable in his short story ‘The Scorpion’, which retains the subversive innocence of all good fables. Mexico-based poet Jack Little (founder of The Ofi Press) recalls a moment from … Continue reading

The Moon Edition

  Today, 28th November 2012, at 14:46, we welcome the Dark Moon – the full, winter moon. We also welcome poetry. Lauded poet Anne Rouse (who along with Michael Donaghy and Eva Salzman has been cited as a noted American-British contributor to contemporary British poetry) offers us her spectral new work, ‘Man Ironing’. Scottish poet Marion … Continue reading

The Parable Edition

  Gay Elder (& Huffington Post contributor) Malcolm Boyd reviews Hollywood rebel Michael Kearns‘ autobiography The Truth Is Bad Enough: What Became of the Happy Hustler? Claudia Massie interviews plein air artist and teacher Marc Dalessio. Andrew McCallum shares his wistful parables as poems and a short story.