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 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

We look forward to viewing your submissions!

Your editors, 

Swara Shukla   |   Cameo Marlatt  |   Claire J. Kennedy

Sarah Spence   |   Millie Earle-Wright


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.

cover for amazon

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:

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,


AK Thaysen  |   Cameo Marlatt  |   Anthony Daly

Liam Quigley   |   Swara Shukla   |   Fiona Dorchester


Call for submissions and editors!

Hello all! As we’re gearing up for the fall 2016 season, we have just a few updates for you concerning From Glasgow to Saturn.

First of all, we’re happy to say that the summer launch party for Issue 37 went swimmingly, with 10 people signing up to read their stories and poetry in the basement of Offshore. As editors, we were glad to be able to finally meet and share a pint with so many of our contributors and alumni!

If you ordered Issue 37 via Kickstarter, but haven’t already received your copy, send us a quick email and we’ll mail it out as soon as possible.

Secondly, we’re now accepting submissions for Issue 38! If you are a current or former student, staff, or faculty member at the University of Glasgow, you are hereby heartily invited to send us your most intriguing, beautiful works of prose fiction, poetry, essays, or book reviews. See our submissions page for more information on guidelines:

The deadline is November 1st, 2016. Those selected for publication will be notified by the end of December.

We’re also on the lookout for editors to join our small but dedicated team. Are you a current postgraduate who thinks you have what it takes? We are looking for between 2 and 5 more editors to help us run various aspects of the journal, from editing layouts, to organizing the launch party, to managing our social presence. Email for more information! The deadline for applications is September 30th.

Lastly, we are opening submissions for illustrations, graphic art, or photography for our cover of Issue 38! This is a fantastic opportunity for the best emerging artists to publish their work. All artwork needs to be 300 dpi and size A4 dimensions.

In the meantime, find us on Twitter and Facebook:

Follow us on twitter: @glasgow2saturn

Follow us on Facebook at “From Glasgow to Saturn Journal.”

Happy writing!

AK Thaysen & Cameo Marlatt

Reserve Issue 37 today!

We are proud to say that, as of today, all submissions have been edited and Issue 37 is ready for publication!

We are hoping to print 50 hard-copies of this issue. With a lovely little donation of £3, you ensure yourself a copy, which you can either collect at the launch party in Glasgow in May, or you can opt to have it shipped to any UK address. (Additional postage might be required for addresses outside the UK.) Please indicate in a personal note which you would prefer. Your name will also appear in the back of the issue to acknowledge your financial contribution. It’s patrons like you who keep little literary productions like us running! Donate here.

This issue shines with the talents of many writers and poets, including:

Carly Brown, Glen Chilton, Thomas Clark, Ruskin Gammon, Gordon Gibson, Cameo Marlatt, Peter McCune, Kerrie McKinnel, Mairi Murphy, Molly M Murray, Quinn Ramsay, Ryan Vance.

Your contribution supports these writers and poets in furthering their career in the arts. Nurture an artist today!


AK Thaysen, Laura Becherer, Christopher Lynch