Issue One, Work. Available to buy now.https://noparties.bigcartel.com/product/no-parties-issue-one
Hesitancy is the vibe here, as we try to offer some kind of insight into what we’re doing and hoping to achieve. People shoot manifestoes looks on sight. Editorials are often puked on at will. A thankless task. What is one to do?
Thank you to all issue 1 contributors for taking this step with us. We have selected stories that challenge and captivate. From office work to seashores to fast food outlets to sex work to an apocalyptic Thatcherite Scotland, we have investigated work to its fullest. We have meaningful essays that challenge how Trans writers are treated to issues of White saviourism in South America.
No Parties magazine intends to publish the world’s leading writers. We have achieved this in issue 1 and we will continue to do so.
We are very proud of this issue.
Wendigo by L Murphy 7
Compassion Fatigue by Eva Hibbs 24
Owl Factory by Ian McKenzie 26
Dundee Jute Mill by Ayla Douglas 40
I’ll Be Along in a While by Clair Mangan 42
Big Worry by Mairi Griffin 52
Pink Jobs and Blue Jobs by Issy Thompson 57
Games by Daniel Paton 63
Mister by Amy Cameron 79
Sick Days by John Tinney 82
Work Time by David Fyfe 94
McHeadwound by Brad Gyori 111
Outerwear by Aideen Henry 114
Stacked by Judy Upton 137
Raising by Matthew Farrelly 142
A Lasting Smile by Lisa Jones 149
Between the flags by Luke Brennan 153
Reconciled to failure by Aisling Walsh 176
Trans writers union by Anna Walsh 196
Book review by Brian Ward 203