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



One week left to submit!

From Glasgow to Saturn is accepting submissions for our next issue until February 15th. That’s less than one week left to procrastinate, tear your hair out, and second guess everything about this budding writing career of yours!

Why not submit now and save yourself the trouble?

Happy writing,

Christopher Lynch  |  AK Thaysen  |  Laura Becherer


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