Nadine Aisha Jassat is a poet, writer and creative practitioner, working within the movement to end gender-based violence. She won the British Council's open call for new writing from the UK and Turkey, is a Scottish Book Trust New Writers Awardee, and was named in the Young Women's Movement 30 Under 30.
Helen McClory lives in Edinburgh and grew up between there and the Isle of Skye. Her first collection, On the Edges of Vision, won the Saltire First Book of the Year 2015. Her debut novel, Flesh of the Peach, was published by Freight in Spring 2017. There is a moor and a cold sea in her heart.
Chris McQueer is a 20-something year old writer in Glasgow. Chris kept his writing a secret from his friends and family for several months before his girlfriend, Vanessa, encouraged him to share his work through Twitter (@ChrisMcQueer). Since then he has earned a reputation as 'That Guy Oan Twitter Who Writes Short Stories'.
Jason Reynolds is an Edgar Award Young Adult winner, New York Times bestselling author, amidst other numerous awards and accolades. The American Booksellers Association’s 2017 spokesperson for Indies First, his many books include Long Way Down, Boy in the Black Suit and the Track series.
We Shall Fight Until We Win is the graphic novel - co-published with BHP Comics - celebrating a century of pioneering political women in the UK, in honour of the UK centenary of the first wave of women gaining the right to vote in the UK. Celebrating ceiling smashers, firsts, and those who continue to fight today. Meet the contributors:
Nasty Women is the bestselling essay collection of essays and accounts on what it is to be a woman in the 21st century, described by Margaret Atwood as 'An essential window into many of the hazard-strewn worlds younger women are living in right now." Meet the contributors.
Lilly Banning is a librarian based in London who likes the quieter things in life. She graduated with a BA (Hons) in Sociology more years ago than she cares to admit and spent a decade of her life working as an investigator, which she has now (thankfully) put to bed. James Scythe was her last case.
For Every One is just that: for every one. For every one person. For every one dream. Jason expected to make it when he was sixteen. Then eighteen. Then twenty-five. No matter how many times a dreamer gets beat down, the drive and the passion and the hope never fully extinguish—because just having the dream is the start you need.
WE SHALL FIGHT UNTIL WE WIN - CO-PUBLICATION WITH BHP COMICS
We Shall Fight Until We Win is the graphic novel celebrating a century of pioneering women, marking the centenary of the first wave of women gaining the right to vote in the UK. Trailblazing women who fight for equality, political firsts, and those who continue the fight today; we also hear about those who remained excluded in 1918.
'Hilariously surreal snapshots of working class Scotland. Limmy meets Irvine Welsh' - Ewan Denny, Link & Lorne
From the streets of working class Scotland, and on occasion, a little beyond our solar system, comes one of the country's most hilarious debut writers. Putting surreal and witty twists on the everyday, Chris McQueer creates recognisable characters you will love and want to avoid like the plague.
'Essential window into many of the hazard-strewn worlds younger women are living in right now’ – Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale
With intolerance and inequality increasingly normalised by the day, it's more important than ever for women to share their experiences. Nasty Women is a collection of essays, interviews and accounts on what it is to be a woman in the 21st century.
'Angela Carter for the millennial generation' - Meena Kandasamy, When I Hit You
Swimming and suffering. Spikes loom ever-threatening. Seas where the dead lie pressed into a layer of silt. Mary Somerville, future Queen of Science. A coven of two. Mayhem & Death is the matured, darker collection, showing McClory’s ability to envelop and entrance her readers with lyrical language of lore, stunning settings and curious characters.
We like Jeff Goldblum. You like Jeff Goldblum. Helen McClory really likes Jeff Goldblum.
Enjoy the Goldblum Vairations, a collection of flash fictions on the one and only Jeff Goldblum as he, an alternative versions of himself, travel through the known (and unknown) Universe. Treat yourself, because all that glitters is Goldlblum.
In On the Edges of Vision, unease sounds itself in the language of legend. Whether telling of a boy cyclops or a pretty dead girl, drowned sailors or the devil himself, each story draws the reader towards not bleakness but a tale half-told, a truth half-true: that the monster is human, and only wants to reach out and take you by the hand.
What you are about to read is confidential. One of the Ombudsman of the Preternatural's former Special Agents went missing in 2015 and it's time to answer the question that the authorities have ignored: what happened to James Scythe? No one has been granted full access to the case files. Until now.