About Dundee Writes

Welcome to Dundee Writes!

Dundee Writes is a little magazine of creative writing from students, staff and recent graduates of the University of Dundee.  It is produced and edited by postgraduates on the MLitt in Writing Practice and Study, part of the University of Dundee’s Creative Writing Programme in the School of Humanities.  Dundee Writes is distributed not only throughout Dundee but across Scotland, with copies held at the National Library in Edinburgh. Electronic copies are permanently available here, on our ‘Read Online’ page.

We accept submissions at any time, but you can keep up-to-date with deadlines for each issue, news, and events by joining our mailing list.

The University of Dundee offers evening classes in creative writing and courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level. However, you don’t have to be taking classes to enjoy Dundee Writes or the many exciting literary events in and around Dundee. Visit our ‘Links’ page for more information on classes, events, and groups open to all.


Lindsay Macgregor recently graduated from the University of Dundee with an MLitt in Writing Practice and Study. She has published poems in a range of magazines, including Gutter, New Writing Scotland, and Dundee Writes, and was highly commended in the William Soutar Poetry Competition 2013.

Josephine Jules Andrews was born in Dundee, trained in Anthropology and Ecology at the University of London and Washington University in St. Louis, and lived in Madagascar for ten years where she ran an award-winning lemur conservation project. She has recently graduated with an MLitt in Writing Practice and Study at the University of Dundee and teaches two classes in life writing in the Department of Continuing Education. She has co-edited Dundee Writes since its first issue.

Ross Stewart was born and raised in Fife, Scotland. He graduated with an MA in English Literature from the University of Edinburgh in 2009 and, after a brief flirtation with teaching, is now completing the MLitt in Writing Practice and Study at the University of Dundee. He joined the Dundee Writes team in advance of the fourth issue.

Annika Firmenich is a marine biology graduate who has decided to live her life writing about the world rather than measuring it. She was co-editor of the first three issues of Dundee Writes while studying for the MLitt in Writing Practice and Study. She graduated with Distinction in 2011.


Jennifer Paton is a graphic designer and recent graduate of Duncan Of Jordanstone College of Art and Design. She is now based in Paisley but has fond memories of studying in Dundee. She has worked on Dundee Writes since its first issue. To find out more about her and see some of her other projects, visit: www.about.me/toomanyballoons.