About the Fellowship Programme
Interested in getting involved?
Ten publishers will be taking part in the 2021 Fellowship which
had to be postponed from 2020 because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Applications were considered by the Fellowship Steering Group
consisting of publishers, agents, and Publishing
Publishing Scotland's International Fellowship Programme aims to
encourage relationships between the international publishing
community and their Scottish counterparts, and facilitate the
buying and selling of rights.
Part-funded by Creative Scotland the Fellowship
celebrated a successful fifth year in 2019 and has so far brought
together 45 publishers from 17
Normally applications for the current year close in January and
the successful Fellows are notified in early spring. However, due
to the postponement of the 2020 programme to 2021, there will be no
application process for 2021.
For further information about the Fellowship programme see Fellowship 2020 Summary.
For more information about previous Fellows, see our 2020 Fellowship Brochure (PDF).
New Books Scotland 2020
This is our most recent rights catalogue showcasing members'
books. The print version usually 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 Edinburgh
International Book Festival and other festivals in Edinburgh.