Stryvling Press

The sky was a pink-blue crush, true north.

The light melting among the pine-mass.

Last burst of it, like a match.

The flash and dwindle, stubbing itself out.

From Geese by Michael Mullen

Madelaine Fortier

Project Manager

Madelaine is a Canadian student pursuing a publishing career in rights or agency. She can normally be found engrossed in translated fiction and finding new authors online. When not managing the Stryvling project, she enjoys Ghibli films and is constantly surrounded by many, many cups of green tea.

Federica Trogu

Project Assistant

Federica, usually misspelled as Frederica, is a stereotypical pizza-loving Italian. She has an undergraduate degree in Linguistics and Arabic Language and, while fluency is still to come, she enjoys learning languages in her free time. When she’s not studying or reading, she works as a translator and sends dog memes to people she likes.

Emma Harrison


Emma is currently studying an MLitt in Publishing, having previously completed a degree in English Literature at the University of Glasgow. As well as being one of the Stryvling editors, she is currently interning with Scottish Book Trust as part of their Writing Communities team. Once she has graduated, she hopes to work in editorial. In her free time, Emma enjoys illustration, cinema and lots of tea.

Eimear McCaul


Eimear is currently completing her MLitt in Publishing Studies at the University of Stirling. Having graduated from the University of Glasgow with an MA in English Language, she now hopes to pursue a career in editorial. While a woman of many interests, she has a soft spot for gentle indie folk and Julia Roberts.

Jenni Wood


Jenni recently graduated from the University of Strathclyde where she completed her undergrad in English Literature. As well as co-managing the Stryvling Marketing team, she also interns at Glasgow Women’s Library where she’s working on the Open the Door festival. Outside of work and academics, Jenni wants a dog and dreams of a trip to Dollywood.

K Rós Kristjánsdóttir


K is a Danish-Icelandic Master of Arts in Finnish, which makes her some kind of pan-Scandinavian cryptid. When she was five years old there were three careers she wanted: Indiana Jones, author, or publisher. Indiana Jones is unfortunately not a real job, so here she is—in Scotland, getting an MLitt in Publishing Studies. Her favourite genres are romance, science fiction, and fantasy.

Bethany Watson


Beth is an English Literature graduate with a keen interest in anything horror related, should that be books or films. When she’s not reading or working as part of the marketing team for the Stryvling Press, she’s pulling pints behind a bar for the colourful characters of Glasgow.

Naoise Warner


Naoise studied Advertising, Communications and Marketing at Edinburgh Napier before taking on her masters at Stirling in Publishing. From a young age books have been a huge part of Naoise’s life and one day hopes she can write her own. Apart from working and studying, Naoise loves to travel and spend time with her five dogs.

Anna Patrick


Anna discovered her passion for design after graduating from a degree in English Literature and Creative Writing. Her love for literature led her to pursue a masters in publishing where she could focus on a career in book design. One day she hopes to be featured on @SheDesignsBooks.

Juliana Scandelari


Juliana had all it takes to become a lawyer back in Brazil, but decided to leave everything behind and move to Scotland to pursue a career in book design. When she is not reading, you can find her painting or binge watching the latest season of her favourite shows.

Pamela Sherman


Pam Sherman is a North Carolina native with an extensive background in English literature. In 2017, she earned her first Master’s degree in Gothic literature from the University of Stirling. Miss Sherman is also a musician and writer. She returned to Stirling in 2019 to pursue an MLitt in Publishing Studies.  

George Alexander


George is a English Literature and Creative Writing graduate, having studied at The Open University. As well as working on the Stryvling production team, George is a current intern at Ringwood Press and is on the Editorial Board for Scottish Book Trust’s StoryMag. When he isn’t doing any of that, he is either trying to catch up on his backlog of books, films and games or wishing for more sleep.

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