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About the Publishing Fellowship

The International Publishing Fellowship 2023

We are now looking for 8–10 publishers to join us in Scotland in 2023 for a packed programme of meetings, market presentations, networking, publisher and agent visits, and more. The Fellowship takes place during a week in August to coincide with the Edinburgh International Book Festival and the world-famous Edinburgh Festival and Fringe. All travel and accommodation costs are paid.

The Fellows will be chosen by a steering committee and emphasis will be placed upon the track record of the publishing company and their previous interest in, and links to, the industry in Scotland. This year we are looking to increase the number of Fellows in children’s publishing. We aim for a wide spread of countries each year and a balance of larger and smaller publishing houses.

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 sixth year in 2022 and has so far brought together 54 publishers from 19 countries worldwide.

Application Process

Applications are now open for the 2023 Fellowship which is mooted to take place from 21–27 August 2023. Download an application form here, and return it to by Tuesday 31 January 2023.

For more information contact, or to learn more about previous Fellows, see our 2023 Fellowship Brochure (PDF). 

New Books Scotland Autumn 2022

New Books Scotland Autumn 2022 is our latest catalogue of the finest writing and books being produced by Scottish publishers. You can download the PDF here.

Our previous catalogues are still available to download too: New Books Scotland Spring 2022Spring Reading 2021 was developed in collaboration with the Booksellers Association. Print copies were delivered into every Booksellers Association member bookshop in Scotland. You can also view the catalogue online or download a PDF version.

See also: interactive New Books Scotland Autumn 2020 (PDF available here), New Books Scotland Spring 2020New Books Scotland Autumn/Winter 2019New Books Scotland Spring/Summer 2019New Books Scotland 2018Autumn/Winter 2017 and Spring/Summer 2017.

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 The inaugural Publishing Scotland Fellowship – 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 Edinburgh International Book Festival (the world’s largest book festival) and other festivals in Edinburgh.