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22 February 2018

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The latest news about publishing and books in Scotland. The most recent news items are  highlighted in the list to the left. For older items, browse through the news pages or search using any one or all of the filters.

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  • 16 February 2018
    News, Awards and prizes

    The Gaelic Books Council is inviting submissions from Gaelic writers for the Donald Meek Award 2018. This award aims to encourage and support new and established Gaelic writers and new Gaelic writing. The deadline for submissions is 17.00 on Friday 4 May 2018.

  • 2 February 2018
    News

    Publishing Scotland to receive Regular Funding from Creative Scotland for the three-year period, April 2018 to March 2021.

  • 2 February 2018
    News, Awards and prizes

    Edinburgh-based publisher Laura Jones is one of the publishing professionals under 30 shortlisted for the London Bookfair Trailblazer Awards 2018.

  • 1 February 2018
    News, Awards and prizes

    Congratulations to network member Prepress Projects on gaining the Investors In Young People (IIYP) Good Practice Award at Gold level.

  • 19 January 2018
    News, Industry

    In a new inquiry launched on 17 January 2018, the UK Parliament's Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee is to investigate ways in which taking part in the arts, cultural activities and sport can have a positive impact on health, community and education. The Committee invites evidence from the public, organisations and others with relevant expertise, on the terms of reference by 22 February 2018.

  • 15 January 2018
    News, Industry

    On 14 December 2017, the Scottish Law Commission published its Report recommending reform of defamation law in Scotland. The Report includes draft legislation designed to modernise the law for the age of the internet and social media. The draft Bill is the most substantial proposed reform of defamation law in Scottish legal history.

  • 8 January 2018
    News, Awards and prizes

    The deadline for the 2018 awards is Friday 9 February 2018. There are three new categories: AudioBook, Author and Illustrator.

  • 5 January 2018
    News, Industry

    On 15 December 2017 Arts Council England published Literature in the 21st Century: Understanding Models of Support for Literary Fiction, a report examining the underlying health of the literary fiction sector.

  • 20 December 2017
    News, Industry

    We've listed some of the highlights of 2017 in our Publishing Scotland news round up of the year.

  • 4 December 2017
    News, Industry

    More than 100 of Scotland's best known writers have put their names to an open letter warning about the detrimental effect that cuts to the arts budget would have.