Fledgling Press was founded by Zander
Wedderburn to make talented new authors available to readers
quickly and effectively in a variety of formats. In September 2010
the company was restructured with a view to expanding the business
and encouraging new talent in both the writing world and associated
fields - namely illustration, increasing sales and enhancing
company visibility. We now produce both printed books and ebooks
distributed through Faber Factory.
Fledgling Press is an independent publisher based in Edinburgh,
publishing historical fiction, life stories, crime fiction and
young adult fiction, including award-winning authors Philip Caveney
and Alex Nye. We are committed to publishing work by debut authors,
emerging talent and new voices in the literary world.
We like to publish new Scottish writing talent, historically
focusing on life stories, historical fiction and cookbooks but now
expanded into teen novels, literary fiction and occasionally
children's books. This does not preclude writers of other
nationalities submitting work - we read all submissions.
Recent successes include Philip Caveney's teen novel Crow
Boy, Winchman by Chris Murray in 2013, The
Darkest Walk by Malcolm Archibald and Life Behind Bars:
Confessions of a Pub Landlady by Linda Tweedie and Kate
McGregor, both finalists in The People's Book Prize 2012 and Moira
McPartlin's The Incomers - shortlisted for The Saltire
First Book Award 2012.
We run an annual design competition in association with Edinburgh
College of Art, the winner of which produces a book cover for a
Fledgling Press new title. Winner of the 2013 competition was
Rachel Cartwright's cover for Dickson Telfer's The Red Man
Turns to Green, published June 2013.
Established: 2000 (imprint established
Publications (yearly average): 8 to 12
Submission guidelines: Email submission of a
synopsis and three sample chapters to firstname.lastname@example.org is preferred. Paper
proposals should be similar and include a reply-paid envelope for
People: Clare Cain, CEO
Address: 1 Milton Road West, Edinburgh, EH15
Distributor: BookSource, 50 Cambuslang Road,
Cambuslang, Glasgow G32 8N