SYP North: On the Up

Back in 2015, SYP’s most northerly English branch had come to a halt. Committee issues and trying to cover too wide a region (it was originally ‘North & Midlands’) had taken their toll, and it was time for a reboot.

Enter some fresh committee members, a rebrand to ‘North’ and a more streamlined approach - and 2016 saw a shiny new SYP branch.

With a focus on hosting alternative events between Manchester and Leeds, as well as popping up at literary festivals and universities across the region, here’s just a snapshot of what we’ve held or taken part in since:

Speaker Q&As

  • Digital editor, Arc Publications
  • Editorial production manager, And Other Stories
  • Founder, Clavis & Claustra
  • Founder, Milo Books
  • Founder, Myrmidon Books
  • Rights manager, Fourth Wall Publishing

Literary festivals

  • Huddersfield
  • Ilkley
  • Wakefield
  • WOW (Liverpool)

University events

  • Media Club, University of Manchester
  • National Creative Writing Graduate Fair, MMU

…plus everything from book bash socials to literary bingo!

We’re not stopping there either - particularly as the conversation around publishing’s London-centric nature grows ever louder.

Book yourself in.