PublishED AGM for 2018/2019 Positions

PublishED's Annual General Meeting is here once again!

More info on the event here. Join us to elect your new committee members for the 2018/2019 academic year. All 14 positions will once again be available. For each position, you will be asked to present a max. 1 minute speech on why you best fit the position, after which all attending members will cast a vote.  Here is a short summary of what each role entails:

President: will be required to organise where and when the committee meetings, events, and collaborations will take place, and is responsible as a whole for the society's image and EUSA compliance.

Vice-President: will support the President in the organisation of the society and events.
Treasurer: will be in charge of accounting for membership fees.

Secretary: will be responsible for sending out (weekly) emails to the society's members to inform them of information such as the publication's theme, when and where general meetings will take place, and of any fundraisi…

Page Turners and LGBT+ History Month

Page Turners is a book club run by Edinburgh University's publishing and creative writing society, PublishED. We run on the basis of a monthly theme with a few suggested titles, but really you're free to read whatever you want! We'll be meeting weekly, aiming to discover a different cafĂ© around the city each time. If you can't make it to the meetings, no worries! Feel free to post any bookish musings right here in the group, or just read along with us 

As it's LGBT+ History month, we thought this would be a great opportunity to explore LGBT+ representation in literature.

Our previous theme in January was Coming of Age.

Check our Facebook or email list for more details and upcoming meetings!

PublishED on Fresh Air - February 14th at 15:00

PublishED will be on, Edinburgh’s student radio station!

Tune in on Wednesday February 14th at 15:00 - 17:00 to catch us on the Arts Team HUB Show!
Kirsten, our drama editor and treasurer, will be having a chat about current open submissions, the (R)evolution issue and launch, and our Page Turners reading club hosting an LGBT+ reading list this month.

Inkwell (R)evolution is online!

If you have not been able to pick up a physical copy of the winter 2017 (R)evolution issue of the Inkwell, then fear not! Our online version is now available for your perusal here!

Inkwell launch: (R)evolution

'(R)evolution' is finally here!

Join PublishED for the launch of our Winter 2017 Inkwell publication, with the theme '(R)evolution'. We will be hearing from some of the brilliant writers featured in this art and literary journal, and about their thoughts on the thought-provoking dual theme. The event will be January 28th from 7-9 PM at The Cuckoo's Nest in Edinburgh.

You'll also be able to hear all about our upcoming issue 'Akrasia', for which submissions are now open!

Naturally, you will be able to pick up a copy.

Meet the Artist: Nadia Ahmed

The striking cover photography of Inkwell (R)evolution features the work of Nadia Ahmed. In the photo a crowd of protestors and on-lookers are framed by stretching city buildings. The photo is meant to capture the themes of the issue, the immediacy of these "contradictory times," and evoke the literary and artistic sentiments within the journal that reflect on the "joys and tribulations of living in the 21st century," as editor-in-chief Saskia Solomon put it.

Nadia shared her thoughts on the photo, saying:

"I took this photo at an anti-Trump rally in New York last year and submitted it for this issue's (R)evolution theme not only because it captures protesters, but also because of the young girl on her father's shoulders and the middle-aged man taking a photo of the crowd with his phone, just like I was doing. In the centre are two people taking selfies right in the middle of the crowd of people. I wanted to capture the variety of ages in attendance as …

Upcoming The Society of Authors Event!

On Tuesday 23rd of January PublishED will be hosting our collaboration with The Society of Authors. We have decided to kick off the year with a presentation on the work of the SoA given by its chief executive Nicola Solomon, and Linda Strachan, acclaimed children's author and chair of the SoA in Scotland. The event will take place from 7.30-9 pm in the 50 George Square, Room G.04. You can find more information about the event the Published Facebook page.
There will be an opportunity at the end of the presentation to ask questions. If you're curious about the world of publishing this is a great event to come to!