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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 …

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 …