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


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


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.


10 Techniques for Fiction Writers (In-person day school place)


Ticket for a place at the in-person ‘10 Techniques for Fiction Writers’ (Day school), Sat 29th June 1.30pm–5.30pm.

Join us for this discussion of 10 literary techniques that can be employed in multiple ways to create better short stories and novels. Using examples from a range of published fiction and through in-class writing tasks, we’ll develop new thoughts and approaches to writing fiction. Beginners and experienced writers welcome.

The day school will be held in an accessible location in the west end of Glasgow, confirmed once tickets are bought. For more information, please email

Note: There are no physical tickets. If you purchase a place your name will be added to the class register. An email will be sent to you to confirm your booking.

Alternating Current




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.

thi wurd Magazine, Issue 4


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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.

thi wurd Magazine, Issue 3


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Features a twenty-three page interview with James Kelman, focusing on some of the processes involved in his writing. In addition, the first chapter of Kelman’s unpublished novel, Creative Chronicles, is included. There is a short story by Janice Galloway and new work from fourteen other writers, essays on Gogol and Mark E. Smith, and a classic reprint of a Chekhov story.

thi wurd Magazine, Issue 2


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Features a lengthy interview with Alan Warner that focuses on his narrative processes. Also contains fiction and essays by thirteen other writers. The essays include writings on Spanish cinema, Matt McGinn and John Fante. There is a classic reprint of a story by Katherine Mansfield.

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