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Q: How can a library grow a collection of 34 million items? A: Legal Deposit!

Posted on January 26, 2022 in Scotland

Thousands of items arrive into the National Library of Scotland each week in neatly packed crates. The publications inside cover every conceivable topic, from Government policy to gardening to geometry. …

Introducing: Children’s Books North

Posted on January 10, 2022 in Scotland

Children’s Books North is a free, voluntary network that was set up in 2020 by Tilda Johnson (Golden Egg North programme leader and freelance children’s editor), Emma Layfield (Picture Book …

The SYP Scotland Conference Committee needs you!

Posted on October 9, 2021 in Scotland

Do you have an interest in publishing? Love event organising? Ready to grow your network within the industry? The SYP Scotland Conference committee needs you! Following the success of our …

Rethinking “Diversity”: Lasting Change

Posted on October 8, 2021 in News & Reviews, Scotland

In August we had the pleasure of working alongside the Edinburgh International Book Festival on one of their Business of Books events, Rethinking ‘Diversity’ in Publishing: Lasting Change, inspired by …

Why my neurodivergence is a barrier to my development as a writer

Posted on September 16, 2021 in Uncategorized

Emerging writers are quite possibly at the toughest point in their careers, as they try to develop a portfolio of writing, a novel, a poetry collection – whatever it may …

The Right(s) Way: Rights in Publishing Masterclass

Posted on September 10, 2021 in Uncategorized

On the 26th July 2021, Andrew Sharp ran a workshop for SYP Scotland all about Rights in a Publishing House – what are they, and why are they so important? …

What to expect from our mentorship scheme

Posted on August 26, 2021 in Scotland

Last week we announced the opening of our mentorship scheme applications for 2021 and we thought, just in case you were thinking of applying, that it would be a good …

Graphic features a reclining young woman with brown skin, black hair, blue jeans and white top who is reading a book. Graphic reads Society of Young Publishers Scotland. Literary events we have attended this year blog post.

Literary Events We Have Attended This Year (So Far)!

Posted on July 12, 2021 in Scotland

As surprising as it may be, we love books at SYP Scotland! So some of the committee have shared our thoughts below on recent literary events we attended in the …

“Absurd, anonymous, and unreliable”: SYP LDN reads The Employees

Posted on July 5, 2021 in Uncategorized

Olga Ravn is a Danish contemporary author, poet and literary critic. Published by Lolli Editions, translated from Danish by Martin Aitken, and shortlisted for the 2021 International Booker Prize, The …

Mother Tongue: Publishing Beyond English in the UK and Ireland – Event Round-up

Posted on June 30, 2021 in Scotland

  SYP Scotland’s June event – in collaboration with SYP Ireland – was Mother Tongue: Publishing Beyond English in the UK and Ireland, in which the panel discussed publishing in …

Diversity and Inclusivity: Springer Nature Women’s Network. How To Get There.

Posted on June 28, 2021 in Diversity & Inclusivity

 by Lucy Davies, Senior Journals Coordinator and Co-Chair of the Women’s Network at the time of writing (May 2021) At a big scientific publishing company, most junior editorial roles oversee …

Diversity and Inclusivity: Springer Nature Disability & Neurodiversity Network

Posted on June 28, 2021 in Diversity & Inclusivity

Interview with Leo Johnson and Hollie Kay Conversations around inclusivity and diversity within publishing have become more frequent, but what does that actually look like within the industry? We spoke …