Hannah is originally from Brae in Shetland, and is now undertaking an MSc in Information and Library Studies at Robert Gordon University, having recently graduated MLitt (Distinction) in Creative Writing from the University of Aberdeen. A number of years prior to that she gained her undergraduate degree from the University of Strathclyde. She has previously had work featured in Quotidian, The Ogilvie, The Fiction Pool and Gutter, and her current writing interests, including her novel in progress, mostly revolve around her island heritage. She can be found on Twitter @selkiesong and Instagram @tooriekep.
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"My name is Dennis Gallagher. I'm twenty years old and I'm currently studying Television Scriptwriting. I'm working on several show concepts that I want to pitch and have produced for the screen sometime in the next few years. Less professionally, I enjoy writing pieces of prose and, occasionally, poems.
I typically write dialogue-heavy dramatic pieces with characters who represent aspects of my own personal experience with certain subjects, and who come to conclusions similar to mine at the end of their struggles."
Maria Sledmere (MA, MLitt), is a Glasgow-based writer and critic. She is founder of Gilded Dirt, an online publication centred on the poetics of waste, is assistant editor of post-internet poetry zine SPAM, and a regular contributor to music blogs Ravechild and GoldFlakePaint. Recently, she collaborated with producer Lanark Artefax on a new materialist-inspired exhibition titled The Absent Material Gateway, sponsored by the Red Bull Music Academy. Recent work can be found inAdjacent Pineapple, amberflora, Datableed, L’Éphémère Review, Fluland, From Glasgow to Saturn, Numéro Cinq, Occulum, Thistle Magazine and Zarf.
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Currently a first year English and JCW student, Martin previously studied Television Production and Professional Writing Skills.
Suzanne Whitney Ghadimi
Suzanne is originally from Canada. She has a BFA from Emily Carr University in Vancouver where she majored in Studio Arts. She was a recipient of an Institute Scholarship in her 4th year. She had her first solo exhibition in Vancouver in 2006. She has made Scotland her home for the past 10 years and is currently completing an MLitt in Creative Writing at the University of Aberdeen with a thought or two towards a possible PhD. Painting and poetry are two of her favourite things, followed closely by chocolate and coffee.
Sarah Spence is a PhD researcher at the University of Glasgow, specialising in the Medical Humanities. She writes poetry, short fiction and nonfiction and is an editor for literary journal From Glasgow to Saturn. Her work appears or is forthcoming in a variety of publications, such as Thistle Magazine, The Glasgow Review of Books, Hold My Purse, Gilded Dirt, Amberflora and Qmunicate. She often writes about illness, history and animals, and tweets @_sspence.
F H Erba
F H Erba is a native of Britain with Italian Egyptian roots. Her heritage has led her to write a collection of poems about Egypt under the alter-ego, F H Erba. She is currently studying a MLitt in Creative Writing at the University of Aberdeen. Erba's poem, ‘A Thousand Cranes' was included in the anthology: A Thousand Cranes, Scottish Writers for Japan in 2012.
Libertad Ansola Palazuelos
Libertad Ansola Palazuelos was born in Cantabria, Spain, has studied English Literature at the university of Santiago de Compostela (Spain) and is currently doing MLitt Creative Writing at Aberdeen University.
Darren is currently a student of City of Glasgow College studying HNC Professional Writing Skills and a recent applicant to the University of Strathclyde Journalism and Creative Writing course for 2018.
Derek is currently in his third year at Strathclyde and is one of Sawney's own subeditors. When not at uni or work, he's reading as many stories and watching as many films and television shows as he can. He mostly enjoys the fantasy and crime genre, but is open to any well told story.
Rory is a third-year undergraduate at The University of Glasgow, and a contributor for the Glasgow Guardian.
Having graduated from Queen Margaret university in Musselburgh with a degree in BSc (Hons) Public Sociology, Colin resides in Bonnyrigg. You can find more of his work at sofizine.com.