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29 March 2017

About the Fellowship Programme

Interested in getting involved?

Applications for the 2017 Fellowship Programme have now closed. The 10 Fellows will be announced here in the Spring.

Updates and the latest news will be posted here and on social media. See also our PDF leaflet with information about the programme and all of the 2015 and 2016 Fellows.

For a taste of the 2015 and 2016 Fellowship programme, see the Fellowship Showcase page.

If you have any questions please email Emma Findlow, Programme Coordinator at Publishing Scotland:


New Books Scotland 2017

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 leaflet).

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.

The Fellowship has been made possible by the generous sponsorship of Creative Scotland (the national development agency for the arts, screen and creative industries), Scottish Development International (the international arm of Scotland's development agencies), Emergents, and Publishing Scotland, the development body for the book publishing sector, for the purpose of facilitating exchange between international publishers and the publishing sector in Scotland.