Scottish Writers

Scottish Writers first began in 1998 as a virtual group of aspiring writers taking part in a variety of publishing, production and broadcasting projects based in Lanarkshire. We produced 10 editions of 'Now You Know' in both newspaper and digital format, followed by 2 printed anthologies and a plethora of newsletters and e-zines. Our writers were responsible for the first ever exclusively online newspaper in Scotland, 'Lanarkshire News', which was set up as part of Now You Know. (ISSN 1745-3402) Alongside Now You Know, we also published an alternative magazine known as Paranoid Times.

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In 2004, we relocated closer to Wigtown, Scotland's National Book Town in Dumfries and Galloway region of southwest Scotland. From here, we still provide research, writing and publishing services, while hosting our online groups..

We offer writing services to individuals and companies, including research, ghost writing, editing, proofreading, sports writing, SEO web content and blogging.

Work is now underway to create our first writers' retreat, offering accommodation and inspirational space for any aspiring writers, poets or artists who care to visit. Our official launch is scheduled for 2020 but in the meantime, I am always open to free submissions of poems, essays, short stories and blog-type articles to help support and promote Scottish writers, writers based in Scotland or any other creatives who have an interest in becoming part of our project.

This is a voluntary publishing project, so no fees are paid for submissions. The main project is run as a not-for-profit, socal enterprise

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