We’re in the final stages of editing for issue 36, our Failure issue, which we are sure will be our most successful yet. This is our first themed issue in over a year, and we’re excited about what the springboard has inspired from our contributors. We’re also pretty excited about our interview with MLitt graduate Helen Sedgwick, who is about as far from failure as it is possible to get, having recently become co-director of Cargo publishing.
Stay tuned for information on the launch night soon, which will once again involved booze and music as well as the usual readings, and should be taking place in the last week of May.
And in the meantime, if you haven’t already bought a paper copy, why not download the newly minted PDF version of FGTS 35, available here for just £1.99.
The University of Glasgow’s creative writing journal, From Glasgow to Saturn, is now accepting submissions.
In the carnival that is The Creative Process there is a most intimidating and oft-skirted sideshow. Behind the curtain there dwells just one caged monster. It cares about nothing less than your destruction yet how you choose to view it is everything. Some may find there thrills, some laughter, some delight and others a cold, cold misery.
From Glasgow To Saturn wants your amazing short stories, essays, prose and poetry on the theme of failure. The closing date is 22 March.
We had a great launch party for Issue 35 last Tuesday (27th Jan), at Pena in Glasgow. Thanks to everyone who came, especially our readers, and everyone who supported us by buying an issue of the magazine. I know our opinion on the matter is hardly unbiased, but we think Issue 35 is rather good, and looks, feels, and probably even smells better than FGTS ever has before.
Here are a few photos from the event to inspire jealousy in everyone who didn’t make. The issue will be available to purchase on the website shortly, as well as in a select few bookshops.
We are pleased to announce the launch of From Glasgow to Saturn Issue 35. This issue has been in the works for a while now, but finally we are ready to release this exciting new installment of the university’s official creative writing magazine.
Tonight at Peña (5 Eton Lane, G128NB) we will be celebrating this fantastic occasion with an evening of music, small beers and, of course, readings from the latest issue by our talented contributors.
The event begins at 7.30pm and all are welcome. Have a drink, be entertained, and maybe even buy an issue.
We can’t wait to see you there.
Jordan Mulligan | Graeme Rae | Lotte Mitchell Reford
Thank you for being patient with us. We’ve had a bit of a busy few months, but we’re delighted to present our third and final issue. We feel it’s a strong representation of the amazing new writing in Scotland today. Have a read and let us know what you think.
It’s been wonderful acting as editors for From Glasgow to Saturn. We’ll definitely be watching future developments with interest.
Happy reading, and happy summer!
Jemma Beedie | Lotte Mitchell Reford | Jordan Mulligan
And, finally, submissions for issue 34 are now open. We’re looking for something specific with this issue: we are focusing on the Commonwealth. Hit us with everything you’ve got- we want poetry, we want prose, we want essays and experiments. We want positive, negative and everything in between. If you’d like to be considered for Commonwealth Voices as well, please do let us know. Details can be found here.