⚡ You've got the Power ⚡


We're excited to finally unveil Issue 3 of our literary magazine to you all! We've spent the last months reading through over 500(!) pieces of writing and comics and putting them into this particularly yellow and powerful edition of our magazine.

You can subscribe to the literary magazine via Patreon, You can pre-order Issue 3 in print here. You can also order a bundle including Power AND Issue 2: F Word for a wee discount. Hooray.


We're also having a launch party and Christmas party with our pals Interrobang?! so it seems a fine time to invite you to join us. 

  • Friday 8th December - We launch Issue 3 and wage a War on Christmas at Summerhall in Edinburgh [Tickets | Facebook event]
  • Thursday 14th December - We've got a big Christmas party on the go at 13th Note in Glasgow! [Tickets | Facebook event]

Tickets for both are £6 (fees included), and upon entry you'll get a token for £5 off any and all 404 Ink's books, magazines and pamphlets - we have a few exciting things to announce on that front later this week.

As for the magazine? Here it is:

Superhumans and superpowers.
Girls just wanting to have thunder.
Being bulletproof. Not liking Tories.
A list of possible projects conceived while
working at a shitty office job.

You've got the power.

From the electrical jolts that bring Frankenstein to life to powerful names in poetry, from pain relief to navigating identity through video games, 404 Ink tackles the topic of power in all its forms through fiction, non-fiction, poetry and comics.

Wrapping up 2017 we've compiled a mega list of our favourite reads from the year past, alongside picks from Chris McQueer, Helen McClory and our own Nasty Women, just in case you needed more for your to-be-read pile.

Our kickass contributors:
Andrew Blair, Calum L MacLeod, Carol Stewart, Caroline Grebbell, Daniel Shand, Darren Hepburn, Ever Dundas, Gary Marshall, Helen McClory, Henry Bell, Isaac Wilcox, Jane Flett, Jonathan Macho, Joseph S Pete, Karyn Dougan, Kirsty Logan, Lisa Parr, Marcas Mac an Tuairneir, Matthew Meyer, Mel Reeve, Melissa Carmack Goodbourn, Rebecca Monks, Rebecca Raeburn, Ricky Monahan Brown, Ross McCleary, Ryan Ende, Sim Bajwa, Siobhan Dunlop, Siobhan Shields, Stuart Kenny, and Veronique Kootstra.

What next?

Well, we've opened submissions for Issue 4 of the magazine: INK. Full information can be found on our submissions page. Please note the new email to send your work to!