For a number of reasons autumn/winter 2022 is an extremely exciting time for us. This November we celebrate 10 years of indie publishing. In the same month we also publish our new anthology of fiction, poetry and experimental writing, entitled ‘Alternating Current’, a book that is the culmination of 15 months of work. The anthology comes in at 220pp and involves a thrilling collaboration with visual artists Andrew Cranston and Lorna Robertson. I’m really looking forward to revealing the stunning cover in early November. And I can’t wait to hear what readers think of the 38 pieces of writing that make up this collection. It’s a ground-breaking work that continues our tradition of travelling in new artistic directions. Genuinely I can’t think of anything quite like it.
To celebrate our anniversary and new book, we’re putting on our biggest ever live event on Sat Nov 26th, 7pm till late at Civic House in Glasgow. The event will feature readings, live music, curated playlists, film reels and stalls selling books and specially commissioned artworks (prints, posters, tote bags, etc). ‘Alternating Current’ will be on sale at the event for the first time, ahead of its official publication. And look out for some bargains on the night. Tickets cost £10 and are available here.
In other news, our recent collaboration with legendary Belgian magazine, Deus Ex Machina, will be published in Brussels this December. I’m really looking forward to seeing this journal in print and holding a copy in my hands. It’s been a pleasure to collaborate with editor Ernest De Clerck, who’s been a wonderful supporter of thi wurd over these past few years. Ernest is doing great things and personally I was very keen to work with him. For thi wurd’s writers it’s a chance to see their writing translated and reaching different audiences.
So there’s a lot happening at thi wurd this autumn and winter. It’s worth pointing out that all of this is achieved on a shoestring budget with absolutely no funding. The brilliant support we have from people who buy the publications and come to events is the sole reason we can continue to do what we do. When you buy a ticket for an event, or buy a book, magazine or artwork you actively support indie publishing. Every penny we make from sales goes straight back into our project.
It will be great to see you at a class and/or our live event at Civic House (26 Civic Street, Glasgow – close to Cowcaddens Subway Station). And we hope you enjoy these new publications from us.