Issue 21 Submissions Deadline

With Issue 21 of From Glasgow to Saturn due to be published around the end of the month, we would like to advise anyone wishing to submit work to have done so before March 21st. Any pieces received after this date may be carried over to the next issue.

We intend to publish only two more issues before the end of term. See our submission guidelines for more details of how to get your own work published.

We need your prose fiction, poetry and essays in order to showcase the talent contained within the University of Glasgow.

We look forward to receiving your submissions.

Alan Gillespie | Nick Boreham | Sheila Millar

Editors

fromglasgowtosaturn@glasgow.ac.uk

Reading Party Pictures

Some pictures of our performers at the Reading Party at the Anatomy Museum last month. Audio to follow shortly!

With thanks to our performers Anneliese Mackintosh, Duncan Muir, Kirsty Logan, Raymond Soltysek and JoAnne McKay; and of course our charming hostess, Louise Welsh.

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Issue 20 Online Now

Dear readers,

It is with great excitement that we present Issue 20 of From Glasgow to Saturn for your reading enjoyment. This contains a selection of prose and poetry from the various talents of Sophia Platts-Palmer, Patrick Holloway, Josi-Mari Zendoia, Katy Ewing, Evangelia Daskalaki, Marise Morse, Mark Fraser, Jenny Kanellopoulou, George Anderson, Paul Deaton, Tracy Patrick, JoAnne Ruby McKay, and Michelle Waering.

To download your free copy of the magazine, visit https://glasgowtosaturn.com/currentissue/download/.

There is a lot of poetry in this issue, but it is incredibly varied and eclectic.

Many thanks to those who submitted work for our consideration. We are continuously intrigued and impressed by Glasgow University’s students and alumni, and thrive on the quality being produced. We are beginning work on Issue 21, due out next month, so if you have not heard back from us regarding your submission, you can expect to do so within the next few weeks.

Feel free to say hello on facebook, twitter and of course via email. Please continue sending us your stories and verses for publication; without submissions we are nothing, and this is your magazine – make of it what you will.

Alan, Nick and Sheila

Reading Party Directions and Information

For those of you planning to attend the From Glasgow to Saturn Reading Party on February 24th, here are some handy directions to the venue. The Anatomy Museum is notoriously difficult to find and we don’t want a crowd of literary enthusiasts wandering around the wet streets at night.

From University Avenue, walk through the main gates. Turn left and walk down a small incline across the car park. The Anatomy Museum is ahead of you, a low building with a ramp leading down to the entrace. It is not well sign-posted so take care! Click on the below map for more details.

 

And for further information about parking and transport links, visit the Hunterian Museum’s website.

In other news, there has been a change to our scheduled line-up. Sadly Alan Bissett will not be performing as planned, but the ever-charming and talented Kirsty Logan has agreed to appear. Kirsty is a recent graduate of the Creative Writing department, a former FGtS contributor and a wonderful performer.

We look forward to a fun evening and will see you all there,

Alan, Nick and Sheila

The Rise of the Online Literary Magazine

Our friends at Friction Magazine and Journal have published an article linked to From Glasgow to Saturn in their new issue, which may be of interest. Friction is the creative writing journal of Newcastle University and boasts excellent non-fiction articles as well as prose and poetry.

The article is called The Rise of the Online Literary Magazine:

Reports of the death of the book are greatly exaggerated; but there is no denying that the Internet is changing the literary and publishing scene, and not wholly for the better. Emerging and aspiring writers are finding it difficult to compete with the annual deluge of celebrity ghost-written biographies, cultish parodies and novelty drivel which is bought in three-for-two promotions each winter with festive zeal. Is it any wonder publishers commit fat chunks of their budgets towards these, rather than ushering unknown writers towards an uninterested public?

You can read the full article here.

Calling All Film Directors!

Story2Script2Screen are looking for a director to produce a short film in and around the Glasgow area. The film is based on a script written from a short story by students from a creative writing Masters course within Glasgow University’s English Department.  The film is part of a project that includes two other short films. We intend to take the project on to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Glasgow Film Festival, with a hope of showcasing new ideas and talent drawn from the surrounding area. For further information, please email story2script2screen@gmail.com, including any relevant previous experience where appropriate.

Call for Male Actors

A message from our friends at story2script2screen:

After the success of our first audition we are now holding male only auditions for individuals that would like to be involved in our three short films. Sadly all the female parts have been filmed and we are in the process of contacting the actors who have been allocated these parts.

The Auditions will be held on Wednesday the 9th of February from 11:00am to 13:00pm. Location will be updated as soon as we know.

These auditions are open to both students and non-students alike.

We kindly welcome any actor interested to get in touch with us at story2script2screen@gmail.com with their full name and any other information they deem appropriate. We can then organise a time that suits for them to audition.

A full sign up list/schedule will also be posted on the door on the day and all actors are welcome to sign up then although we do urge you to sign up in advance so that you are not disappointed. Advanced sign up will end on the morning of the auditions at 10am.

Actors are asked to prepare a short (1 to 5 minute) monologue of their choice prior to the auditions.

We apologise for the short notice of this audition but hope that you can make it.

After the auditions have been held a short list will be produced and times/dates of filming discussed with the various directors. We will then contact you in due course to inform you of whether you have been successful or not. If you have been successful times/dates will be discuss to make sure that you are in fact available to attend filming etc.

Thank you and we greatly anticipate meeting you all.

Reading Party 24/02/2011

You may have heard rumours but now we can bring confirmation of our much-anticipated reading party. All readers, contributors and subscribers are very welcome to come along.

Anatomy Museum, University of Glasgow

February 24th, 5.30 – 7.30pm

Hosted by Louise Welsh

Starring FGtS contributors: JoAnne Ruby McKay, Duncan Muir,
Raymond Soltysek, Anneliese Mackintosh, and Alan Bissett

Join us in February for an evening of poetry, prose, and comedy. The event will be hosted by Louise Welsh, our Writer in Residence, who will present some of the best literary talents to have studied and worked at the university, from current students to former staff members.

The Anatomy Museum is a deliciously creepy venue, with pickled babies, dissected torsos and, somewhere up the back, a portion of Robert Burns’ skull. So come along to enjoy the readings, soak up the atmosphere, and follow the crowd down to Ashton Lane afterwards for some celebratory drinks.

If you plan on attending, RSVP via fromglasgowtosaturn@glasgow.ac.uk, facebook, or twitter.

Please note that due to budget issues, there be no drinks served, but please do bring your own bottle of something. Glasses will be provided.

Help yourself to a Reading Party Invitation and pass the word around.

Look forward to seeing you all there!

Alan, Nick and Sheila

Issue 19

Dear readers,

It is with great excitement that we present Issue 19 of From Glasgow to Saturn for your reading enjoyment. This contains a selection of prose and poetry from the various talents of Iain Maloney, Mairi McCloud, Amy Rafferty, Bethany Anderson, Elly Farrelly, Donald Ferguson, Vivien Jones, Nasim Marie Jafry, Paul Joseph Abbott, Ellen Glasgow, Katy McAulay and Mandy Haggith. To download your free copy of the magazine, visit https://glasgowtosaturn.com/currentissue.

Issue 19 also contains the debut column of Louise Welsh, the bestselling author of The Cutting Room, Tamburlaine Must Die, The Bullet Trick and Naming the Bones, and the university’s new Writer in Residence. She has agreed to turn agony aunt and lend her expert opinion to writers seeking guidance. Whatever you are having bookish problems with, be it characterisation, tension, plot or motivation, she is here to help. For details on how to pitch your own dilemma to Louise for future issues, please visit https://glasgowtosaturn.com/ask-louise.

Many thanks to those who submitted work for our consideration. We are continuously intrigued and impressed by Glasgow University’s students and alumni, and thrive on the quality being produced. We are beginning work on Issue 20, due out next month, so if you have not heard back from us regarding your submission, you can expect to do so within the next few weeks.

Keep an eye out for imminent details of a February Reading Party, and feel free to say hello on facebook, twitter and of course via email. Please continue sending us your stories and verses for publication; without submissions we are nothing, and this is your magazine – make of it what you will.

With good wishes,

Alan, Nick & Sheila