SYP Scotland presents: PITCH WARS (#SYP101)


Do you have a book, magazine or just a really great idea that you want to pitch to a panel of industry experts?

As part of the Society of Young Publishers Scotland’s conference Publishing 101: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, we’re hosting Pitch Wars, the chance for you to pitch a book project, magazine, or generally brilliant idea to a panel of publishing experts and attendees at the conference. We have no restriction other than that it must be related in some way to the publishing industry, and will hopefully inspire you all to come up with your own ideas and projects to launch. What have you always wanted to create or publish? What is the book world lacking? Now’s the time to answer that.

Apply by Saturday 11th February via SurveyMonkey for the chance to be part of this exciting event. Those who are successful will have to present 5 minute pitches on 3rd March 2017 at Central Hall in Edinburgh, and answer follow-up questions from the panel. This is an incredible opportunity to put yourself and your ideas out there in a unique event.

Tempted, but scared? Don’t be! This isn’t Dragon’s Den. No one is going to ask you for detailed business plans, we want to celebrate ambition and offer support to those interested in trying something new. If you’d like a starting point on how to present your ideas, revisit last year’s How To Pitch session over on our blog.

The winner will receive free entry to a publishing training course of their choice hosted by Publishing Scotland and a free ticket to MagFest, PPA Scotland’s annual international magazine festival and conference.

If you have any questions, get in touch with us on Twitter at @SYPScotland, or via email at We cannot wait to hear your ideas.

Apply today by filling out the application form on SurveyMonkey.


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