Publications

Earthly Rewards (Pre-order – dispatched 13 May 2024)

£15.00

Earthly Rewards features fifty-one pieces of fiction, poetry and experimental writing. It’s a book that has its heart in Glasgow, but branches out to include contributions from writers and artists in many different countries and continents.

Once again, we collaborate with internationally renowned artists Lorna Robertson and Andrew Cranston. This time it’s Lorna Robertson who provides the cover art, while Andrew Cranston’s full-colour illustrations are inside.

Earthly Rewards is an ambitious and unique literary anthology that is testament to the power of artistic collaboration.

Ticket for ‘Earthly Rewards’ – Live Literary Event 10.5.24

£10.00

Ticket for in-person event at Glasgow University Union, celebrating ‘Earthly Rewards’, thi wurd’s forthcoming anthology of fiction, poetry & experimental writing.

10 May 2024, 7.30pm – late

32 University Avenue, Glasgow, G12 8LX.

PLEASE NOTE, THERE ARE NO PHYSICAL TICKETS. PURCHASE OF TICKET MEANS WE WILL ADD YOUR NAME AND NUMBER OF TICKETS TO THE ENTRY LIST FOR THE NIGHT.

Alternating Current

£12.00

Anthology

 

Alternating Current features thirty-eight pieces of fiction, poetry and experimental writing. We showcase new content from recent contributors, alongside writing from other literary artists. The contributors come from many places, and work in different styles and forms, however, this collection is curated to create a truly cohesive piece of art.

 

At the heart of this project is a collaboration with Andrew Cranston and Lorna Robertson, visual artists with international reputations. Their artworks are integral to this anthology.

 

Ten years after our first publication, we bring readers thi wurd’s most ambitious and expansive work to date.

Toonie Void – Kevin Cormack

£5.00

Kevin Cormack was born and brought up in Kirkwall. His poems take place in ordinary parts of the town, rather than in more obviously scenic locations. All are written in the living language of Orkney:

 

Wur dopplegangers welcomed us

wae cult-like smiles, trestle tables

decked oot wae wur stoor-bliind

bruck, at the Hell’s Half Acre

ker boot sale.

 

Tonnie Void is a booklet/pamphlet publication (40pp)

thi wurd Magazine, Issue 4

£10.00

Available now

Issue 4 introduces a bold new direction for thi wurd, featuring 20 original pieces of fiction as well as poetry and essays. Visual art comes to the fore in an interview with internationally acclaimed artist Rachel Maclean, who discusses her work and artistic processes. Meanwhile, Kate McAllan provides the illustrations that run throughout the magazine, the first time one artist has illustrated an entire issue. The non-fiction includes a passionate piece on Frightened Rabbit’s The Midnight Organ Fight and a lengthy essay on literary art from Duncan McLean, author of the seminal Bucket of Tongues. 135pp.

What I do (Memoirs) by James Kelman

£12.00

Available

 

“As long as art exists there are no areas of experience that have to remain inaccessible.”

 

Originally written as obituary, memorial and eulogy, What I do (Memoirs) is a celebration of great literary art, artists and grassroots political movements. Booker Prize-winning author James Kelman pays homage to the writers, artists and political figures who have been significant in his life, and to his work. Kelman writes with characteristic clarity and precision about Mary Gray Hughes, Tillie Olsen, Alex La Guma, Tom Leonard, June Jordan, Alasdair Taylor and many others. And in the process, he shows us the ways that art can access powerful human experiences.

 

What I do (Memoirs) is both biographical and autobiographical.

Tales of Here & Then by James Kelman

£12.00

Available

Tales of Here & Then brings together a compilation of James Kelman’s shortest stories, including a selection of new and previously unpublished works. Kelman, a master of the short story form, has consistently found new ways to write about human existence. In this edition, the stories are presented in radically new visual forms where typography becomes an important aspect of the narratives.

 

“This is something different from the usual book of short stories. I am going for something visual in these stories, that treats the look of the text as part of the art-object – think of it as a kind of gallery where visual artworks have their own space. This is what I’ve been seeking since Short Tales From the Night Shift back in 1978.” – James Kelman

 

Dark Island by Duncan McLean

£5.00

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Dark Island by Duncan McLean is a booklet of short stories from one of Scotland’s finest short story writers. McLean is the author of previous works such as Bucket of Tongues, Blackden and Bunker Man. Published by Abersee Press in 2017 (34pp).

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