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Volume V

Class of 2019–2020

In times of difficulty and uncertainty, the arts can create meaning and bring people together in ways that little else can. This is tangible in the fifth volume of From Arthur’s Seat, an annual anthology of short prose and poetry written, edited, and produced entirely by students in the Creative Writing MSc at the University of Edinburgh.

From Arthur’s Seat is not just a showcase of individual talents, but a testament to the magic that happens when writers from around the world have the privilege to learn, work, and grow together. The stories and poems in this anthology are as diverse as their authors – and every piece speaks urgently to the world we live in. These pages feature new and original writing that will delight, astonish, challenge, and change you.

Volume IV

Class of 2018–2019

Written, edited and designed entirely by the 2018–2019 Creative Writing MSc cohort at the University of Edinburgh, the fourth volume of From Arthur’s Seat celebrates the beauty of the path less trodden. This ambitious new anthology includes short stories, poems and excerpts by 28 writers from around the globe. Breaking with tradition, this edition is inspired by choose-your-own-adventure books and ingeniously links stories and poems together to form ten secret, overarching narratives. The adventure begins…

Volume III

Class of 2017–2018

From Arthur’s Seat is a celebration of a new community. The poems and stories were commissioned, written and edited entirely by the 2017–2018 MSc in Creative Writing students of the University of Edinburgh. Even the beautiful cover is student work. As a cohort, the contributors in this volume originate from all over the world – Scotland, England, Belgium, the Netherlands, Finland, India, Cuba, the USA, Canada and China – and the voices you will find here are different, urgent, extraordinary. And they’re calling you to be a part of their community too.

Volume II

Class of 2016–2017

The second anthology of writing, edited and designed by students at Edinburgh University, published in partnership with Egg Box Publishing.

Volume I

Class of 2015–2016

An anthology of writing edited and designed by students at Edinburgh University, published in partnership with Egg Box Publishing.