Issue 39 Launch Party

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Join us for the launch of Issue 39 of From Glasgow to Saturn!

Come along to DRAM! on the evening of October 23rd, from 6-8 PM, to hear our talented contributors read from the new issue, and the chance to pick up a copy of your own.

There will also be an open mic segment, so feel free to share some poetry or show off your singing voice.

Entry is free and there will be drinks!

We hope to see you there for a fantastic evening.

Your editors, 

Swara Shukla   |   Cameo Marlatt  |   Claire J. Kennedy

Sarah Spence   |   Millie Earle-Wright

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Call for Social Media Intern

Are you interested in working for a literary journal or going into publishing? Are you proficient at Twitter, Facebook, and WordPress? Are you looking for an internship to look good on your CV?

From Glasgow to Saturn is now looking for a social media intern to work with us on our 40th issue.

We are looking for someone to help manage our Twitter, Facebook, and WordPress sites. We estimate this will require 1-2 hours a week. In return, you get to meet our editorial board, have a copy of Issue 40 for free, and gain a great experience to boost your CV.

We are willing to expand your role if you are particularly enthusiastic. We are always on the lookout for reliable, competent students to help out on many different aspects of our journal, from calling for submissions, to editing, to designing layouts, to printing, to organizing launch parties, and more.

To apply, please send a 500-word paragraph to fromglasgowtosaturn@glasgow.ac.uk by October 25th. Please tell us why you’re interested in the internship, whether or not you have experience in social media, what you hope to gain from this internship, and any other time commitments you might have.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Your editors,

Swara Shukla   |   Cameo Marlatt  |   Claire J. Kennedy

Sarah Spence   |   Millie Earle-Wright

Call for Editors

Are you interested in working for a literary journal or going into publishing? We are looking for enthusiastic members to join the editorial team for the upcoming 40th issue.

The role involves working on a variety of aspects on the new issue and preparing it for publication. We are looking for reliable and organized persons to join the editorial team, as the role requires a high level of commitment.

To apply, please send a 500-word paragraph to fromglasgowtosaturn@glasgow.ac.uk by October 25th. Please tell us why you would like to work with From Glasgow to Saturn, what you would be bringing to the position and the upcoming issue, and any other time commitments you might have.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Your editors, 

Swara Shukla   |   Cameo Marlatt  |   Claire J. Kennedy

Sarah Spence   |   Millie Earle-Wright

Call for submissions!

We are now taking submissions for issue 39!  This will be the first issue released after the 10th Anniversary Issue released last month – don’t miss the chance to become part of our fantastic creative writing journal. We encourage you to send us your short stories, poetry, essays, illustrations, photography and other artwork.

Any present or past student or member of staff from the University of Glasgow is welcome to submit work.

For detailed guidelines and instructions, check out the ‘Submit’ section on our website.

Please send us your work by July 23rd at fromglasgowtosaturn@gla.ac.uk

We look forward to viewing your submissions!

Your editors, 

Swara Shukla   |   Cameo Marlatt  |   Claire J. Kennedy

Sarah Spence   |   Millie Earle-Wright

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Issue 38 now available for purchase online!

As of today, Issue 38 of From Glasgow to Saturn is available for purchase online through our Amazon store. We ship internationally!

We will also be selling copies in person at our Edinburgh launch a little over a week from now! It’s from 6PM-7PM on Tuesday, May 9th at the National Library of Scotland. You can reserve your (free) ticket here. Some of our performers will include Alan Bissett, Carly Brown, Martin Cathcart Froden, and Peter McCune.

Lastly, we’d like to say a big thank you to all who attended the Glasgow launch party and made it such a fantastic night. We had 11 speakers and a huge turnout of over 40 people. Here are just a few pictures from the party:

See you in Edinburgh!

-Editorial team

Issue 38 Launch Parties in Glasgow and Edinburgh!

We are pleased to announce that 150 copies of Issue 38 have now been printed and are ready to make their way into the eager hands of our readers. Huzzah! This issue features the talents of Chris Athorne, Laura R Becherer, Kirsty Dunlop, Martin Cathcart Froden, Emma Guinness, Vivien Jones, David Ross Linklater, Gillean McDougall, Kerrie McKinnel, Sean McLeod, Mairi Murphy, Victoria Shropshire, Maria Sledmere, Sarah Spence, Angie Spoto, and Peter McCune. Here’s a sneak peak of our beautiful cover, designed by Imogen Whiteley.

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As this is the tenth anniversary of From Glasgow to Saturn, we will be holding two separate launch parties, one in Glasgow and one in Edinburgh. Both are free to attend and will feature around ten different performers. Copies will be on sale for 5 pounds each.

The Glasgow launch is from 6PM-8PM at DRAM on Thursday, April 20th. You can reserve a copy of Issue 38 in advance, to pick up at this launch, through our Eventbrite page. Stick around directly afterwards for the Glasgow University Magazine launch party at the same venue! It will be a fabulous and entertaining night of poetry and literature.

The Edinburgh launch is from 6PM-7PM on Tuesday, May 9th at the National Library of Scotland. You can reserve your (free) ticket here. Some of our performers will include Alan Bissett, Carly Brown, and Martin Cathcart Froden!

If you are unable to attend either of these events, fear not! After our second launch in May, we will continue selling any remaining copies through our Amazon ordering system. These will be available for domestic and international shipping.

Lastly we would like to thank Dr Vassiliki Kolocotroni and the English Department at the University of Glasgow for providing us with funding this year to put Issue 38 together and launch it at the National Library in Edinburgh and DRAM in Glasgow. Your generous donation has allowed us to print more hard copies than ever before, attract a wider audience, maintain our website, and donate back copies to the British Library.

And to our readers, thank you for all your support in making this issue possible! Your contribution has supported and encouraged the dozens of both new and already established writers and artists featured in this issue, as well as past issues.

Looking forward to celebrating with everyone next week,

Your editors.

AK Thaysen  |   Cameo Marlatt  |   Anthony Daly

Liam Quigley   |   Swara Shukla

 

One week left to submit!

Here’s your gentle reminder that From Glasgow to Saturn is accepting submissions for Issue 38 until November 1st. That’s one week from today!

If chosen for inclusion, you will get a free hard copy of the journal and an invitation to read at our book launch party in Glasgow early next year. Your work will also be featured as a PDF on our website and promoted through social media. We have 774 followers on Twitter, 497 likes on Facebook, and an international following. Many of our contributors in the last ten years have gone on to win literary prestige.

We accept prose, poetry, spoken word, essays, reviews, and artwork (including photography, illustration, graphic design, video and audio). Submission guidelines can be found at: https://glasgowtosaturn.com/submit-work/.

We only showcase work by current or former students and staff of Glasgow University and the Glasgow School of Art. We publish both undergraduate and postgraduate work.

Why not submit today?

Happy writing,

Co-editors

AK Thaysen  |   Cameo Marlatt  |   Anthony Daly

Liam Quigley   |   Swara Shukla   |   Fiona Dorchester

fromglasgowtosaturn@glasgow.ac.uk