Since 2013 West Lothian Writers have been producing anthologies to promote the work of our members. So far we have produced four.

Spectral Notes

West Lothian Writers brought out their fourth anthology, Spectral Notes October 2022. This year we chose a Halloween theme since West Lothian Writers have celebrated the holiday with an annual writing challenge since 2013. click here to read more

Notes from the Multiverse

West Lothian Writers brought out their third anthology, Notes from the Multiverse in November 2018.

Members were asked to submit at most six pieces of varying length from which we would selected up to three to be included. The title of the collection is inspired by Chris Young’s piece Multiversal. Click here to read more

A Well Travelled Notebook

Our second anthology was published in November 2015 and featured fourteen of our members as well as increased editing team with Norman Geddes and Sally Thomson joining the previous three editors. For the second volume an accidental theme of travel emerge during the editing process and this resulted in the name of the anthology. Click here to read more

From the Purple Notebook

Published on 14th March 2014, From the Purple Notebook featured eleven of our members and was edited by the then committee of West Lothian Writers Stephen Shirres, Eric McFarlane and Anne E. Edwards. Click here to read more


Before West Lothian Writers started publishing anthologies quite a few of our members were featured in the three issues of West Lothian’s writing magazine Ironstone. You can find out about the magazine and read the second and third issue here.