Scottish Literature Information and Resources in the Best of the Web Directory

Scottish Literature Information and Resources

  • Chapman

    Founded in 1970, the quarterly covers theatre, politics, language and the arts, including a forum for poetry, fiction, criticism, review and debate on topics relating to contemporary Scotland. The current issue is available online, along with a book catalogue, magazine archive, and subscription information.

  • International Journal of Scottish Literature

    An online journal which works to develop and circulate international perspectives on Scottish writing. Includes current and past issues, occasional papers, reviews, and notes for contributors.

  • The Islands Book Trust

    Formed to further the work and ambitions of Angus Macleod of Lewis, and further understanding of the Scottish islands in their wider Celtic and Nordic contexts. Includes information about their publications, events, and membership.

  • Scottish Association of Writers

    Established to promote and encourage the art and craft of writing in all its forms in Scotland; includes a listing of writers' groups, competitions, conferences, and contacts.

  • Scottish Book Trust

    Established to promote literature, reading, and writing in Scotland; includes a guide to their programmes for young people and adults, projects, news, resources, and links.

  • The Scottish Chapbook Project

    Describes a project to compile a database of chapbooks (small pamphlets that in 18th and 19th century Scotland were the chief popular reading experience). Includes information about progress and current collections.

  • The Scottish Literary Tour Trust

    Offers a programme of tours of literary places and haunts, and of literary suppers in Edinburgh. Describes their provision and routes, with testimonials and a FAQ.

  • Scottish Storytelling Centre

    Based in Edinburgh, and established to support and promote the art of live oral storytelling. Includes their programme of events and workshops, facilities, and their annual festival.

  • The Scottish Text Society

    Publishes Scots language poetry, drama, and prose, from the fourteenth to the nineteenth centuries. Includes information about their titles, reprints, and structure.

  • Textualities

    An online and wide ranging Scottish literary magazine, with articles, reviews, interviews, and resources for writers.

  • The Write Stuff

    The National Library of Scotland's guide to modern Scottish writers, with photographs and concise profiles; based on an exhibition held in 2001.

  • Writing Scotland - A Journey Through Scotland's Literature

    The BBC's guide to Scottish literature and writers; includes profiles of significant authors, a guide to genres and traditions, a section to support new writers, and a list of resources and links.

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