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Visiting Cymera Festival

Posted on June 25, 2021 in Scotland

Last month, Cymera: Scotland’s Festival of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Writing took over the SYP Scotland Instagram feed for a day so, of course, when the festival came around …

SYP LDN speaks to Clays Account Controller Beth Mathers

Posted on June 4, 2021 in London

At SYP London, we want to demystify some lesser known Publishing roles. Recently, we got the opportunity to speak to Clays Account Controller Bethany Mathers all about her role within …

Queer, Aye! LGBTQIA+ Publishing in Scotland – Event Round-up

Posted on May 30, 2021 in Scotland

The May 2021 event for the SYP Scotland was Queer, Aye! LGBTQIA+ Publishing in Scotland, in which we spotlighted LGBTQIA+ writers & some Scottish indies that are producing great titles …

SYP LDN speaks to ePub KNOWHOW typesetter Steve Foot

Posted on May 28, 2021 in London

At SYP London, we want to demystify some lesser known Publishing roles. Recently, we got the opportunity to speak to ePub KNOWHOW’s Steve Foot all about his work.   How …

A Bookshop on the Eve of Reopening (again)

Posted on May 24, 2021 in South West

As bookshops prepare to reopen for the umpteenth time, we wanted to ask one of SYP South West’s local independent bookshops, Storysmith, what positive impact the past year might have …

“is quietly revolutionary” SYP IRE reads Mary Lavelle

Posted on May 20, 2021 in Ireland

For April’s book club SYP Ireland decided to dive into the world of Kate O’Brien and take on her 1936 novel Mary Lavelle. Set in pre-civil war Spain, the book tells …

“This is a female text” SYP IRE reads A Ghost in the Throat

Posted on May 20, 2021 in Ireland

Books led our SYP Ireland members to pursue studies and careers in publishing and so what better way for editors, proofreaders, marketers and agents to spend one Sunday evening a …

SYP Ireland: Mentorship Scheme Testimonials

Posted on May 16, 2021 in Ireland

Last year COVID-19 halted multiple book fairs, pushed thousands of book launches online and delayed book distribution chains. However, SYP Ireland bucked the trend by not only relaunching the chapter …

Interview with Venetia Gosling

Posted on May 16, 2021 in Ireland

Want to know about working as a freelancer within the publishing industry? We recently spoke with Venetia Gosling who is a Freelance Editor and Publishing Consultant at Gosling Editorial. Hi Venetia! Could …

Meet the SYP Scotland Committee 2021/22!

Posted on May 15, 2021 in Scotland

Get to know all of our SYP Scotland Committee members! We asked each of them to write about a book they think is overhyped, and a better alternative, and it …

"Representation is sorely lacking" Interview with Muslim Voices in Publishing Founder Nazima Abdillahi

Posted on May 5, 2021 in #SYPLDNSpotlight, London

Almost halfway through the holy month of Ramadan, observed by over a billion people across the globe, we are delighted to have Nazima Abdillahi, Founder of Muslim Voices in Publishing, …

SYP Scotland AGM 2021 Round-up

Posted on April 30, 2021 in Scotland

SYP Scotland AGM 2021 Round-up The SYP Scotland AGM 2021, which took place on 10th April, was a brilliant opportunity to reflect on the challenges and successes of the last …