JOE DONNELLY Joe Donnelly is a Glaswegian journalist, writer, video games enthusiast and mental health advocate. He has written about both subjects' complex intersections for The Guardian, New Statesman, VICE, PC Gamer and many more, and believes the interactive nature of video games makes them uniquely placed to educate and inform.
NADINE AISHA JASSAT 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.
EUAN LOWNIE Euan Lownie is a student from Aberdeenshire, currently studying MA Scottish Studies at The University of Edinburgh. He received the University’s Delargy Prize, is one of The Hunter Foundation’s 100 Disrupters and is a member of the BBC Scotland Next project, and has spent years collecting advice from successful Scots for his book.
HELEN McCLORY Helen McClory lives in Edinburgh and grew up between there and the Isle of Skye. Her debut, On the Edges of Vision, won the Saltire First Book of the Year 2015. She has since published Mayhem & Death and The Goldblum Variations, following Jeff around the known (and unknown) universe. There is a moor and a cold sea in her heart.
CHRIS McQUEER 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 he was encouraged to share his work through Twitter (@ChrisMcQueer_). Since then he has earned a reputation as 'That Guy Oan Twitter Who Writes Short Stories'.
ELLE NASH Elle Nash is a founding editor of Witch Craft Magazine and a fiction editor at Hobart Pulp. Her work has featured in Volume 1 Brooklyn, The Fanzine, Cosmopolitan, Elle, The Offing, Enclave, and other places. She lives in the Ozarks with her husband, daughter and their dog. You can follow her on Twitter at @saderotica.
JEMMA NEVILLE Jemma Neville has a professional background in human rights law. She is Director of arts charity Voluntary Arts Scotland and was the inaugural Community Fellow at IASH, University of Edinburgh. Jemma has written for a range of media and was shortlisted for the Guardian International Development Journalism Award.
JASON REYNOLDS 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 Were Always Here is a snapshot of current Scottish LGBTI+ writing and a showcase of queer talent. From drag queens and discos, to black holes and monsters, these stories and poems wrestle with love and loneliness and the fight to be seen. Part of the Queer Words Project Scotland. Get to know the contributors.
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.
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” and as having “vital spirit” by Ali Smith. 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. (She might also be an alias for Creeper.)