Writers in Exile

The writers in exile committee puts out a biannual literary journal, PENning. For more information and for submission guidelines click here.


PENning Magazine

PENning, the Writers in Exile Committee’s biannual online journal, presents work by Scottish PEN’s member-writers alongside writing from people living in Scotland who are from other parts of the world.

Latest news from this campaign

The PENning anthology is here!

We are delighted to get to share with you the PENning anthology I’M COMING WITH YOU, edited by the Writers in Exile committee, with a foreword by Jackie Kay. You can buy the anthology HERE on our website – and for 7 days only (ending on 21 April) you can get it for £2 off! Use […]

April 14, 2017
Portrait of Linda Cracknell by Phil Horey

Get PENning

Blog post from Linda Cracknell about PENning magazine from 22 Sept 2013.

September 22, 2013

Steps to Parnassus

  I was quite surprised to get the call – or rather the email – inviting me to act as guest editor of the forthcoming issue of Scottish PEN’s online magazine. After all, I’m by some distance the least well-known of the three poetry-writing Rob M(a)ckenzies on the Scottish scene. So it was with a […]

November 5, 2011

Business Unusual

It occurs that I haven’t yet written anything about the actual business of PEN Congress in these blogs, which might leave the impression we were simply on a jaunt.  Actually the sessions, occasionally fascinating, can be pretty gruelling as we work through reports and resolutions, and Linda’s experience with WWF1 really helped as we discussed, debated […]

September 19, 2011

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