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SYP Scotland Event Transcript: 20/20 Visibility in Publishing

Posted on July 1, 2020 in Scotland

On 28th June, chair Hope Ndaba was joined by Ever Dundas, Sha Nazir, Nathaniel Kunitsky and Eris Young. You can watch the panel here.   Hope: To everyone who’s with …

SYP Southwest Publishing for Everyone Convention Round Up!

Posted on June 22, 2020 in News & Reviews

Before we were all forced to work from home and resulting to video calls rather than face to face relationships, the Southwest committee had grand plans for our first publishing …

An SYP Scotland Chat with Shantanu Duttagupta of Scholastic India

Posted on June 22, 2020 in Scotland

When the world went into lockdown and it was clear that large gatherings weren’t a possibility in the near future, looking at a blank calendar of events felt like a …

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How we got started in publishing pt.2

Posted on June 16, 2020 in News & Reviews

Next up in our series on how the SYP committee got into publishing is Anna Shannon, SYP UK Treasurer 2020. There are many routes into publishing. For me the power …

Home Fest: Round up of the best online literary festivals

Posted on May 27, 2020 in Uncategorized

From queuing for our weekly food shop (stepping back from that person in front of you who claims they have hay fever… just in case) to completing an entire week …

Publishing in a Pandemic: Job Hunting

Posted on May 20, 2020 in Oxford

The world has seen huge changes in the last few months, and publishing has swiftly adapted to the challenges coronavirus has created. However difficult, it is vital to be realistic …

SYP Scotland: What We’re Reading in Lockdown Part 2

Posted on May 7, 2020 in News & Reviews

Following Monday’s post, our conference committee continues to tell us what, and how, they’re reading in lockdown.   Sonali Misra, Co-chair When I first went to university to study English …

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How we got started in publishing pt.1

Posted on May 6, 2020 in UK

Many of us have found ourselves with more time to think recently, so over the next few months we’ll be bringing you some personal stories from our committee members about …

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How to finesse your pitch, with the Book Pitch Doctor

Posted on May 6, 2020 in UK

Racing heart, shaky hands, a not so discreet blush. “Doctor, doctor I think I have a case of Public Speaking-itus.” “Ah”, said the Doctor knowingly, “I’ve seen these symptoms before.” …

SYP Scotland: What We’re Reading in Lockdown

Posted on May 4, 2020 in Scotland

The pandemic and its accompanying lockdown have affected our lives in various ways. When things started to shift, each of us found ourselves adapting to the new normal. Some found …

Publishing career advice from SYP Oxford

Posted on April 29, 2020 in Oxford

SYP Oxford recently ran a Q&A on Twitter, answering your questions about working the publishing industry! Here are some of our best bits of careers advice, distilled into a single …

A Statement from The Society of Young Publishers

Posted on April 5, 2020 in UK

Due to the continued uncertainty surrounding coronavirus (COVID-19), The Society of Young Publishers has taken the decision to cancel all upcoming in-person events. As announced by our Scotland branch yesterday, …