About the Fellowship Programme
Interested in getting involved?
Publishing Scotland's International Fellowship Programme aims to
encourage relationships between the international publishing
community and their Scottish counterparts, and facilitate the
buying and selling of rights.
Part-funded by Creative Scotland the Fellowship
has just celebrated a successful fifth year, and has so far brought
together 45 publishers from 17
Application Process and Deadline
Applications are considered by the Fellowship Steering Group
consisting of publishers, agents, and Publishing
Scotland. Successful applicants will be notified by email late
February / early March 2020. The dates for our 2020 Fellowship are
23 to 30 August.
To request an application form for the 2020 Fellowship please
email Publishing Scotland's Programme Support OfficerJess Walter:
Friday 24 January 2020 is the deadline
for application to the 2020 International Fellowship Programme.
For further information about the Fellowship programme see Fellowship 2020 Summary.
To discuss the Fellowship further please email Marion Sinclair,
Chief Executive of Publishing Scotland, firstname.lastname@example.org or
call 0131 228 6866.
For more information about previous Fellows, see our 2020 Fellowship Brochure (PDF).
The Fellowship programme is aimed at international
Publishers/Directors looking to discover Scottish books - fiction,
non-fiction, and children's - and to acquire rights.
The program will include:
- Activities at the Edinburgh International Book Festival;
presentations on the Scottish book market; individual meetings with
- Visits to bookshops and publishing houses
- Networking events
We are looking for:
- Editorial Publishers/Directors whose lists include
English-language works in translation or works from countries known
for purchasing UK rights (ideally but not mandatory)
- Candidates with a strong command of English
- Buyers of fiction/non-fiction/YA and children's
The Fellowship programme will cover the following
- Transport to and from Scotland
- Accommodation (hotels chosen by Publishing Scotland)
- Some meals/dinners
New Books Scotland 2019
This is our most recent rights catalogue showcasing members'
books. The print version gets distributed at the London and
Frankfurt book fairs and other events throughout the year. There is
PDF version to download.
About the inaugural programme in 2015
We established a new Publishing Fellowship Programme in 2015.
For the inaugural programme, eight international publishers were
invited to come to Scotland for a week in August to meet Scottish
publishers and agents - and visit the world-class Edinburgh
International Book Festival (see PDF leaflet).
They were chosen by our steering committee based upon their
standing in the publishing community and their previous interest
and links with the industry here.
The Programme took place from Monday 24 to Sunday 30 August
2015, to coincide with the Edinburgh International Book Festival.
The eight Fellows visited publishing houses and agents, saw market
presentations, attended match-making events and dinners, and many
more networking opportunities in Edinburgh, Glasgow and the
Highlands over the week. There were opportunities to see a bit of
the country and to spend time at the wonderful Edinburgh
International Book Festival and other festivals in Edinburgh.