Court Assistant Martin Woodhead, who acted as her mentor, has sent news of bursary recipient, Rebecca Wojturska. Rebecca is now working at Edinburgh University Press in their journals publishing team. Not only that, which is success in its own right, but Rebecca has also launched a publishing imprint, Haunt Publishing (https://www.hauntpublishing.com/) which will focus on Gothic literature.
The first title, Haunted Voices, will be an anthology of Scottish Gothic storytelling and a great opportunity to read some fantastic spooky stories from some of the best storytellers in Scotland. A very twenty-first century project, it will be an audiobook-led publication (as the source material is largely oral storytelling) but will also be available in paperback and e-book formats and all financed through crowdfunding. For further details click here.
Rebecca, seen above undertaking research, is very clear that she would not have had the skills to achieve any of this had she not received a Stationers’ Foundation bursary which enabled her to follow the MA in Publishing at Anglia Ruskin.
This is exactly what the bursaries are meant to do, ie, give young people the skills and qualifications to launch their careers in one of the communications and content industry sectors. If there are other mentors out there still in touch with their bursary recipients, do please send us, or encourage the recipients themselves to send us, updates on their career progress.