‘If your house is not filled with rejection letters, you’re not trying.
Always keep rejection and the self separate.
Rejection is just another opportunity to revise your work’.
In this episode, we turn to an excellent panel event from last year, featuring representatives from Red Squirrel Press. Over the course of the discussion, we try to answer that pressing question, ‘How do I get published?’
Hosted by SWC Director, Andrew Smith, our panel included Sheila Wakefield (poet, editor, and publisher), Colin Will (poet and publisher), Gerry Cambridge (poet, essayist, typesetter and editor), Sheila Templeton, (poet). Thank you to Andrew for hosting and our panel members for providing some great advice. Just click the player below and listen on. Remember to take notes!
Speakers: Sheila Wakefield, Colin Will, Gerry Cambridge, Sheila Templeton[mixcloud https://www.mixcloud.com/ScottishWritersCentre/the-swc-podcast-episode-8-how-to-get-published-wred-squirrel-press/ width=100% height=120 hide_cover=1]
For more on this event, Episode 3 of Writers’ Reel has a video interview with the panel.
In connection to this event, the SWC and Red Squirrel Press ran a competition for writers to tweet their pitches using the hashtag #SWCRED, with the hope of getting their work published.
The winning pitch was “A collection of crime poetry. The underbelly of Glasgow brought to life in poems for the first ever time.” and the successful twitter pitcher was Stephen Watt! We asked Stephen a few questions so we could learn more about his upcoming collection, which you can read here on the SWC Blog.
For more information, you can find Red Squirrel Press on Twitter, on their website, or come along to our next event: Red Squirrel Press: Poets Read from their Recent Publications, on Tuesday 8th May 2018!
Thank you to the team at the SWC for their contribution and help with coordinating this podcast series.
This podcast was recorded and produced by Wheezy Whispers.