Announcing our re-launch!

Dear friend,

After a hiatus, the Glasgow Review of Books is back! We will be re-launching the title as an online review journal in early July 2023. And we need your help!


We aim to publish a variety of content: short and long reviews, review essays and creative work (fiction, poetry, visual work etc). Books and other work reviewed will often be concerned with small or specialised publishers and practitioners, and we will maintain a focus on issues in and about translation. As such, the review will have a determinedly international approach, targeting work which doesn’t necessarily receive wider press coverage.

Where do you come in?

For an online journal like ours to work, we need to publish content regularly. To do this, and to encourage the type of lively debate and discussion we’d like the review to foster, we need a large group of regular contributors.

We welcome work on any theme or topic, but especially writing and ideas that lean away from the mainstream. We particularly want to work with writers from working-class backgrounds and/or those who have one or more protected characteristic[s] under the Equalities Act.

Unfortunately, we are currently unable to offer payment for contributions. We regret this very much – but the Glasgow Review of Books currently has no way of generating income. We are making plans to address this but it’s unlikely that we will be able to attract funding or other forms of financial support at least until the title is a going concern once again and we are able to demonstrate that we can attract readers and contributors.

We would like to expand the number of contributors beyond our own networks too. If you know anyone who would be interested in the project, please ask them to get in contact with us.

If this is of interest to you, please get in touch and tell us:

  • Who you are (use as much space and as many words as you like. If applicable, please tell us about your work, if its been published and where, or your course of study)
  • Your social media accounts, so we can follow you and ensure you’re kept up to date on the latest GRB news and developments. Please also consider following our accounts @GlasRevBooks  on Insta and Twitter.
  • What you would like to contribute – reviews, essays, fiction/poetry/drama, an idea for a regular column?

Please send all responses to:

We look forward to hearing from you.