Publishing Scotland has launched its fifth international fellowship programme for 2019 "placing Scotland firmly on the international literary map".
Since its launch in 2015, the fellowship has gone from strength to strength, joining a well-established worldwide list of similar programmes, the Scottish trade association said, welcoming 35 publishers from 15 countries, including Europe, America, Argentina, Australia, Canada, Mexico and Korea. Part-funded by Creative Scotland and government agency, Scottish Development International (SDI), the fellowship programme aims to broaden the reach and influence of books coming out of Scotland, through developing relationships between the international publishing community and the Scottish sector. Next year will see the scheme "placing Scotland firmly on the international literary map", according to Publishing Scotland.
In its fourth year the association invited eight leading international industry figures "to experience the thriving literary scene in Scotland". Coinciding with the Edinburgh International Book Festival, the fellows’ week-long itinerary included meetings with Scottish publishers and agents, market presentations, networking and festival events, across Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness.
The Publishing Scotland 2019 international fellowship will take place from 19th to 25th August 2019 with the submission window from interested publishers open until 25th January 2019.