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thi wurd

Submissions deadline: 16th August 2021

thi wurd began in 2006, a Glasgow based publisher, dedicated to quality fiction. It owes its name to the generosity of Tom Leonard, who agreed thi wurd could take its name from his poem.

From the beginning, thi wurd has aimed to be an outlet for committed writers and artists. It has published magazines and anthologies of new writing since 2012, and has published new work by James Kelman.

thi wurd is supported by an editorial team, and has strong links with other independent publishers across the UK. Its calendar of events, and open submissions policy, has helped in the discovery and liberation of original voices, and it continues to be an outlet for great art.

From thi wurd:

At thi wurd, we are currently working on an anthology. It’s a continuation of a journey that has taken us from Issue 1 of our magazine (2012), through the publication of other magazines, anthologies, books, events, classes right up to our recent Issue 4 (2021). Readers who’ve followed us on this journey will have noticed the degree to which we shifted gears in Issue 4, reaching out into new fictional, poetic and visual forms. The anthology we’re putting together now will continue this journey and move us further along that road. I’d like to see submissions of fiction that ‘reach out’ and tell us great stories.

‎Read our Issue 4 for more guidance. And don’t forget that brevity is god (pieces 2,000 words max, but 500 words can be perfect) and please send your fiction to: by August 16th, 2021 (the 44th anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley in Memphis Tennessee). If you haven’t heard back by August 31st, 2021 it means (sadly) we can’t use your work this time. But you can submit again in the future. THANKS.

See here for further details and for submission guidelines.

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