Scot Lit Fest has two great events to give writers an added insight into the industry, and to ask those working in it. Our Lit Mag Forum has a panel of three great magazines in Scotland talking about their processes and place in the literary climate, and our Writer Salon will have Zoë Strachan and Jenny Brown answering any and all questions you have, from the perspective of an author and creative writing tutor, and agent.
So, join us on Twitter and Facebook at the right times for the inside track. In the meantime, we’ve picked out some great writer resources for you all to bookmark and check out in preparation for the weekend.
Almond Press: Writing Competitions 2016.
Almond Press do a brilliant job of collating a list of competitions for writers – it’s a must-bookmark for those looking to submit their work. It’s constantly updated, so something to keep an eye on when you’ve got some work to submit, or if you’re looking for motivation to write something new.
Scottish Book Trust: Opportunities for Writers.
Similarly, the Scottish Book Trust have this brilliant page on opportunities for writers in Scotland, from events and workshops to sharpen your skills and learn, to callouts for submissions, and awards.
The Society of Young Publishers Scotland: How To Get Published.
In January, the SYP hosted an event with an author, editor and agent to take attendees through the whole publishing process. This is a good overview on the ins and outs of the journey discussed at the event, and a good start for thinking of questions that perhaps weren’t answered there, but can be asked at our online events.
Let’s Write A Short Story: 46 Literary Magazines to Submit To.
With apparently around 5,000 literary magazines in existence at the moment, opportunity is rife to get your work out there. This website has picked what they believe to be some of the best in their respective genres for you to look into. If you want to know more on the workings of literary magazines in Scotland, then join us for our free online panel.
Medium: Self-Publishing Dos and Don’ts.
This post gives a good overview of one user’s experience with self-publishing and her tips. This is just one route in, so it’s good to a) check out, and b) compare to what you are doing, or looking at doing. Have ideas that differ to this? Well, go ahead and ask about it to those at our events for a second opinion.