We’re delighted, if a little sad, to present our last issue as editors of From Glasgow to Saturn, as we will shortly be handing over to the new editorial team.
Here in Issue 27 you will find entertaining and thought-provoking work from the talented creative minds of James Carson, Alan Gillespie, John Horn, Cathy McSporran, Sheila Millar, Louis Pilard, Andreea Ros and Fiona Wilson. We’re also delighted to have captured a Quick View from poet and roofer William Letford. We’ll say no more by way of introduction. Just enjoy.
All that remains now is for us to say a huge thank you to all our contributors and readers, and to invite you all to please give an enthusiastic welcome to From Glasgow to Saturn‘s new editors, Kevin Scott, Calum Maclean and Shaunagh Jones, who will be announcing their plans for the autumn in due course.
Happy reading and goodbye!
Siobhan Staples | Megan Primrose | Paul Deaton
Siobhan Staples, Megan Primrose & Paul Deaton
We’ve hope you’ve all had a good summer and have been working hard on your brilliant story/poem/essay to submit for the next From Glasgow to Saturn issue. We’re delighted to be taking over the magazine from the able hands of Alan, Nick & Sheila for the next twelve months. Issue 23 will be coming your way in mid-October so we are now open for submissions (and thank you to those of you who have been submitting over the summer). The deadline for submissions is 26th September. Further information to follow shortly on our plans for the year- including reading parties, themed issues and more.
Siobhan Staples, Megan Primrose & Paul Deaton
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.
As the dust settles and submissions begin to tumble in for Issue 18 (due to be released on November 29th), we’d like to take a moment to thank everyone who has contributed to, downloaded and supported this fledgling magazine. The number of visits to the website over the weekend was staggering, and we’re grateful to those who have helped to promote and spread the word.
We’d love to now receive some feedback from our readers and subscribers, so that our next issue can be even better than the last. Your comments, suggestions, criticisms and nitpicks will be gratefully taken on board, as of course will any glowing recommendations and/or tributes of soaring lyrical praise. Feel free to get in touch via the comments below or at our email address, firstname.lastname@example.org.
And don’t forget to send your poetry, prose and (especially) essays on the craft of writing to the same address. We’re reading submissions on a rolling basis and need quality writing for the next batch of delicious Glasgowy goodness.
We also have a shiny new twitter account, so please do come along and say hello @glasgow2saturn.
All the best,
Alan, Nick and Sheila
The editors are pleased to announce publication of the 17th issue of From Glasgow to Saturn. We have put together what we feel is an excellent collection of short fiction and poetry by present and past staff and students, including Alan Bissett, Rodge Glass, Anneliese Mackintosh, Raymond Soltysek, Duncan Muir, Julie Martis, Mukul Dahal, Paul Abbott, Amy Anderson, Miles Beard and Patrick Holloway.
You can read online, or download your free copy, here.
Many thanks to those of you who submitted work. The standards of writing were suitably impressive, so if your piece did not find a home in this issue, please do try again in the future. Work has begun already on Issue 18, which we hope to have ready in the first week of December. We’re open to submissions and read on an ongoing basis.
Alan Gillespie | Nick Boreham | Sheila Millar