Bloody Scotland 2016 takes place from the 09-11 September next year. At the festival we aim to showcase the very best in Scottish and International crime writing. In 2015, around 6,000 tickets were used across our programme of 40 events, with over 50 participants.

As part of our planning process we’re lucky to receive submissions from many Scottish, UK and International publishers, with more authors put forward than we could ever possibly accommodate. Despite this, we recognise that there is more than one route to publication and we’re interested in hearing from Self-Published authors who wish to put themselves forward for the festival programme.
Due to the high volume of submissions we receive we cannot guarantee that you will be selected for an event. However, we will view all submissions. Events in our programme range from solo talks with high-profile authors to small panel discussions. We would prefer your book to have been published recently and ask that you submit no more than two pieces of writing.
We want to hear about you and your book, as well as anything else you think will be relevant, such as any previous speaking experience you have.
What we offer
A modest fee of the same level to all our authors, currently £200 for a solo event and £150 for a panel.
One nights accommodation in Stirling (if required).
Please note that we are unable to fund travel costs for participants.
How to get in touch
If you’re interested in putting yourself forward for Bloody Scotland 2016 then please contact Programme Assistant David Ross Linklater – details below. Pitches can be submitted in any format so whether you want to send a copy of your book, a video outlining why you’re suitable for the festival or even send us a nice big bribe, here’s how to get in touch:
David Ross Linklater
Programme Assistant
Bloody Scotland
2-11 CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD

Please note that we are unable to return any material submitted.