Now accepting submissions for Issue 37!

We are delighted to announce the University of Glasgow’s official literary journal “From Glasgow to Saturn” has been usurped by three new talented editors and is now accepting submissions for Issue 37!

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 February 15th. Those selected for publication will be notified by the beginning of March.

We are also looking for illustrations, graphic art, or photography for our covers this year! 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 for a polite avalanche of updates and reminders!

Follow us on twitter: @glasgow2saturn

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

Happy writing!

Your co-editors,

AK Thaysen  |  Laura Becherer  |  Christopher Lynch

The Failure Issue Draws Near, and a PDF for 35

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.

Submissions Are Now Open

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.

Submission guidelines can be found here …

Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail butter … no, better.”

Issue 35 Launch

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.

Issue 35

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

Issue 34

Issue 34 is here!

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

Online Shop

Issue 33 is now available to purchase from our rather sparse looking ‘Shop’ page.

The physical copy of the issue is an A5 booklet, with its own cover design not featured in the PDF, and artwork by David Rae.

Buy it!

Issue 33, a collaboration, and a party

Issue 33 is here!

Our beautiful cover was drawn by Weaam Sperinck, a graduate of Glasgow’s School of Art.

Our new design, as well as the first ever print copy of From Glasgow to Saturn, was put together by David Rae.

Thank you to both of them for their excellent illustrations.

We will be holding a party to launch this issue at The Bank Street Bar and Cafe on Monday 10th March.  We hope to see you there, where you’ll be able to pick up one of the aforementioned print copies.

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.

Happy reading!

Issue 32

We’re so pleased to announce that issue 32 of From Glasgow to Saturn is now available. You can download the issue by clicking here or by navigating from the menu on the left.

Submissions for issue 33 will open on Monday 11th November and the submission period will be significantly longer.

To celebrate the launch of issue 32 we hosted a reading party in The Scotia Bar on Stockwell St last night. Thank you to those of you who came along to read and to listen. We’ll certainly be putting together another reading party to launch issue 33, so keep an eye on our Facebook page, our twitter feed or here for announcements.

Happy reading!

Jemma Beedie | Lotte Mitchell Reford | Jordan Mulligan