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

Editors

Call for Submissions: Writing & Art

With another academic year upon us, submissions for issue 32 are now open. 

We love to feature the best emerging artists in From Glasgow to Saturn, and we are looking for illustrations, graphic art or photography for our covers. This is a great opportunity to publicise your work; our website has had over 30,000 hits in total. The artwork dimensions would need to be A4 size, 300 dpi. 

Submissions are also open for writing. We’re looking for beautiful, well-constructed stories, poems and essays. The deadline for submissions of both writing and artwork is Friday 18th October. While we are looking forward to reading each and every submission, themed or not, we would especially like to see writing (and artwork) with the theme of Hallowe’en- think spooky, spine-tingling, and shuddersome. 

For details of how to submit please visit https://glasgowtosaturn.com/submit-work/

And before submitting, please familiarise yourself with the magazine by visiting https://glasgowtosaturn.com/archive/ where a full archive of all past issues is available.

As well as providing a platform for established writers, this year’s magazines will also give new writers the opportunity to make their publishing debuts, and we exist to help these writers shine.

We look forward to receiving your work.

Issue 31 is now available!

Dear readers,

We’re delighted to announce that Issue 31 of From Glasgow to Saturn is here. You can get your free copy by simply clicking here and downloading.

It’s the final issue from the current editorial team, and we’re delighted to sign off in style with an issue containing some fantastic writing.

As well as an exclusive extract from the Sceptre Prize-winning Keeper of Secrets by Pauline Lynch, there is a strong focus on poetry in this issue with themes of travel, thwarted love, and loss.

It has been a pleasure to serve as editors of From Glasgow to Saturn and we would like to say that the continued support of our readers had enabled From Glasgow to Saturn to endure and expand over these 31 issues, and now we will join you in looking forward to the new editors’ debut issue later in the year.

But for now, so long, and thanks for reading. We’ll sign off with some words from William Faulkner.

“Read, read, read. Read everything – trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You’ll absorb it. Then write. If it’s good, you’ll find out. If it’s not, throw it out of the window.”

Enjoy the issue!

Shaunagh Jones | Calum Maclean | Kevin Scott

Editors

One week until Issue 31 submission deadline

Hello there,

It seems that summer has finally arrived, which makes us all the more excited about out forthcoming summer issue!

It’s going to be the current editorial team’s last issue, so we’re working overtime to ensure we go out with a high, and judging from the submissions we’ve had so far, we’re certainly on course.

The deadline for submissions is 9th June, which means you’ve got exactly a week to get your short stories, poems and essays to us.

If you’d like to submit something, please check out our guidelines at https://glasgowtosaturn.com/submit-work/

We look forward to reading your work.

Shaunagh Jones | Calum Maclean | Kevin Scott

Editors

fromglasgowtosaturn@glasgow.ac.uk

Cheers,

 

 

Issue 31 open for submissions

Hello,

We’re delighted to announced that Issue 31 of From Glasgow to Saturn is now open for submissions!

As ever, we’re looking for the very best writing that the University of Glasgow’s students, staff and alumni have to offer.

Over the course of the current team’s editorship we’ve published a wide range of prose, poetry and essays from some of the biggest names in Scottish writing along with work by many fantastic up and coming new writers.

The work we’ve published is an indication of the incredible standards of Scottish writing at the moment and we don’t expect Issue 31 to be any different. We’re looking for writing that challenges and provokes, dazzles, shocks and above all entertains!

The closing date for submissions is 9th June.

Prose fiction – One piece. 3,000 words is the upper limit, but we welcome much shorter pieces also. Please include a brief synopsis if you’re submitting an extract from a longer piece, such as a novel.

Poetry – You may submit up to 3 poems at a time, with a maximum total length of 120 lines.

Essays – We’re looking for lyrical essays and articles on the craft of creative writing: 1,000 words at the most.

For full details of how to submit please visit https://glasgowtosaturn.com/submit-work/

And before submitting, please familiarise yourself with the magazine by visiting https://glasgowtosaturn.com/archive/ where a full archive of all past issues is available.

Our independence themed Issue 30 is available for download at https://glasgowtosaturn.com/latest-issue/

As well as providing a platform for established writers, the magazines will also give new writers the opportunity to make their publishing debuts, and we exist to help these writers shine.

We look forward to receiving your submissions.

Shaunagh Jones | Calum Maclean | Kevin Scott

Editors

Issue 30 is now available online

Our milestone 30th issue is now available to download.We chose the theme of independence, not because we wanted to conduct a straw poll among writers, but because the word itself means so much to so many. As you’ll see from reading this issue it is a word that can inspire as much as it can provoke. There are stories here of fraternal bonds, of men who will commit unspeakable acts to regain some semblance of independence, of those who cannot give up their independence, or those who cannot control it. There is undoubtedly a more political edge to this issue, and as a politically neutral magazine, it is a pity we saw so few submissions highlighting the perceived benefits of remaining part of the Union. That in itself tells us something of the mood of Scottish writers though.

Whatever happens to our country next year, our literature has a bright future and this issue encompasses the work of some of Scotland’s most talented writers.

We hope you enjoy the issue! It’s available to download here: https://glasgowtosaturn.com/latest-issue/

Shaunagh Jones | Calum Maclean | Kevin Scott

Editors