About the Fellowship Programme
Interested in getting involved?
Publishing Scotland's International Fellowship
Programme, now in its fourth year, will bring 8
international publishers to Scotland for a programme of visits and
meetings with Scottish publishers. The aim is to encourage
relationships between the international publishing community and
their Scottish counterparts and to facilitate the buying and
selling of rights.
The Fellowship Programme will take place over the summer of 2018
and will coincide with the Edinburgh International Book Festival in
August (the proposed dates are 20-26 August).
The Fellowship is part-funded by Creative
Scotland and SDI.
The Fellowship Programme is aimed at international
Publishers/Directors looking to discover Scottish books - fiction,
non-fiction, and children's - and to acquire rights.
The program will include:
- Activities at the Edinburgh International Book Festival
presentations on the Scottish book market; individual meetings with
- Visits to bookshops and publishing houses
- Networking events
We are looking for:
- Editorial Publishers/Directors whose lists include
English-language works in translation or works from countries known
for purchasing UK rights (ideally but not mandatory)
- Candidates with a strong command of English
- Buyers of fiction/non-fiction/YA and children's
- The Fellowship Programme will cover the following
- Transport to and from Scotland
- Accommodation (hotels chosen by Publishing Scotland)
- Some meals/dinners
Application Process and Deadline
Applications for the 2018 Fellowship closed on 28 February
The applications will be considered by the Fellowship Steering
Group consisting of publishers, agents, and Publishing
Scotland. Successful applicants will be notified by email in
Please direct any enquiries to Marion Sinclair firstname.lastname@example.org or
by telephoning 0131 228 6866.
New Books Scotland 2018
This is our most recent rights catalogue showcasing members
books. The print version gets distributed at the London and
Frankfurt book fairs and other events throughout the year. There is
also a PDF version to download.
About the inaugural programme in 2015
We established a new Publishing Fellowship Programme in 2015.
For the inaugural programme, eight international publishers were
invited to come to Scotland for a week in August to meet Scottish
publishers and agents - and visit the world-class Edinburgh
International Book Festival (see PDF
They were chosen by our steering committee based upon their
standing in the publishing community and their previous interest
and links with the industry here.
The Programme took place from Monday 24 to Sunday 30 August
2015, to coincide with the Edinburgh International Book Festival.
The eight Fellows visited publishing houses and agents, saw market
presentations, attended match-making events and dinners, and many
more networking opportunities in Edinburgh, Glasgow and the
Highlands over the week. There were opportunities to see a bit of
the country and to spend time at the wonderful Book Festival. Get a
taste of the programme on #PSfellowship.