The New Shetlander, reputedly Scotland's oldest literary magazine, is published quarterly by Voluntary Action Shetland.

Voar Issue: Deadline for submissions Monday 28th February 2022. Publication Friday 15th April 2022

Simmer Issue: Deadline for submissions Monday 13th June. Publication Friday 29th July 2022

Yule Issue: Deadline for submissions Monday 10th October. Publication Friday 25th November 2022

We welcome contributions of prose and poetry with a Shetland interest: all will be considered for publication. These may be submitted electronically to vas@shetland.org

Copies are available from Voluntary Action Shetland vas@shetland.org and at shops throughout Shetland.

Subscriptions are currently unavailable to purchase online - please contact VAS office directly to purchase: vas@shetland.org

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Issue 298 - Simmer 2022

New Shetlander No 298, Simmer 2022 … The New Shetlander has now been in business for 75 years: a unique record for a literary, political and cultural magazine in Scotland. The new issue brings typical varied content, with a mixture of regular and new contributors. Steelnaheelenagro and Skuldigert:

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Issue 297 - Voar 2022

New Shetlander No 297, April 2022 … The Voar issue of the New Shetlander contains a variety of fact and fiction, poetry and prose; often reflecting on recent and current events. The editorial comments on Ukraine and the sickening events of war.

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Issue 296 - Yule 2021

The Yule issue of the New Shetlander Number 296 is now on sale.

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Issue 295 - Simmer 2021

Number 295 of the New Shetlander is now on sale, with a variety of content.

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Issue 294 - Voar 2021

You’ll see a colourful New Shetlander magazine in the shops on Friday. The Voar issue has a new look, with an A4 size.

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Issue 293 - Yule 2020

The New Shetlander is back on the shelves in good time for Christmas, with plenty of varied reading for dark winter nights, and still priced at £3. The striking cover picture is a painting by Janette Kerr.

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Issue 292 - Simmer 2020

The Simmer issue of the New Shetlander is now on sale. Price £3.

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Issue 291 - Voar 2020

The Voar issue of the New Shetlander has stories to tell, both factual and fictional.

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Issue 290 - Yule 2019

The Yule issue of the New Shetlander is full of a variety of reading for winter nights: the work of writers of all ages. The magazine is again delighted to include the six prizewinning stories from Shetland Library’s Young Writer of the Year competition.

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Issue 289 - Hairst 2019

The latest New Shetlander, Number 289, is on sale. It contains a wealth of reading, with several substantial pieces: the most substantial being ‘Three kirks and a cathedral’, by Allen Fraser and Jenny Murray.

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288 - Simmer 2019

The Simmer issue of the New Shetlander is now on sale, at its new price of £3. Its two major articles are both by new contributors.

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287 - Voar 2019

The Voar issue of the New Shetlander is now on sale. Its main themes are recollections, and individuals from the past, but there is also a strain of controversy, past and present.

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