Saint George’s Day: Books and Roses in Barcelona

It might seem unexpected to be reading a blog post all about Saint George’s Day for those who know Stryvling Press to be Scottish based. But it turns out – brace for my appalling knowledge of European History – it is a day that the Catalonian region of Spain celebrates through the giving of books.   As theContinue reading “Saint George’s Day: Books and Roses in Barcelona”

Books from Lockdown

To say that lockdown has been an unusual time would be a massive understatement. The Stryvling team are a group of current MLitt students of Stirling’s Publishing Studies course, yet due to restrictions we have never met in person. As a way to get to know our fellow course members and some of our lecturers, the MarketingContinue reading “Books from Lockdown”

Stryvling Press goes on hiatus

It has been a fantastic year for Stryvling Press, global pandemic notwithstanding. We published a beautiful anthology that I hope you have had the chance to read and enjoy, released a new edition of tote bags, and formed new partnerships with the local community, including Made in Stirling. However, all current Stryvling Press internships areContinue reading “Stryvling Press goes on hiatus”

Closed Until Further Notice: Project Management in the time of COVID-19

A lot has happened in 2020 and it’s only July. It’s only July and yet this year has become the embodiment of the (alleged) ancient curse may you live in interesting times. I won’t provide a list of all that has happened as I’m sure you are well-informed. This is not an informative blog post,Continue reading “Closed Until Further Notice: Project Management in the time of COVID-19”

Paperback Launch: Fan Q&A

If you’ve been reading this blog, you’ve heard from us and our delightful authors. To celebrate the paperback release of Time and Tide (out now!) we bring you Stryvling Press superfan, Shannon Currie. Project Assistant Federica Trogu sat down for a lovely chat with Shannon about books (no surprises here), her takes on Time andContinue reading “Paperback Launch: Fan Q&A”

Marketing: It all started with LEGOs, probably

When I enrolled for the MLitt in Publishing it was because I wanted to have fun. Sure, it was also a career change—I had about a decade’s worth of work experience at my back, my most recent stint being in bookselling, which is what inspired me to finally take the leap to go into publishing—butContinue reading “Marketing: It all started with LEGOs, probably”

Producing Time and Tide: Creating an Anthology

Before I started the Publishing Studies MLitt, I only had a vague idea of what role Production plays in the publishing process. I knew that the Production team was primarily responsible for creating the physical copy of a book, from choosing what paper to print on to acting as a liaison between publisher and printer. It turns outContinue reading “Producing Time and Tide: Creating an Anthology”

Maurice Gartshore on ‘Lads’

I was an English teacher for many years during which time I wrote pretty awful poetry. After I retired I joined several writing groups and was encouraged to write short stories. I began to ‘send out’ and eventually I was published in some decent magazines. Looking back I think teaching good literature scared me a little as I was reluctant toContinue reading “Maurice Gartshore on ‘Lads’”

WATCH: Project Managing ‘Time & Tide’

Interested in project management? Curious about how to manage an anthology? This video offers a behind-the-scenes look at the project management process of Time & Tide. Stryvling Press catch up with Madelaine Fortier, the project manager for the publishing press’ latest literary anthology, Time & Tide.

Dianne-Dominique Theakstone on accessible housing, creative writing and her new short story ‘Peer Support’

Dr. Dianne-Dominique Theakstone graduated, along with her four-year-old guide dog Merlin, with a PhD in Applied Social Sciences from the University of Stirling in 2018. Her passion is in co-production research, involving disabled people on the issues of social care and accessible housing. This inspired her enrolment on the MLitt. Creative Writing course, so thatContinue reading “Dianne-Dominique Theakstone on accessible housing, creative writing and her new short story ‘Peer Support’”