Contact

HERE’S HOW TO GET IN TOUCH
Due to the current COVID-19 situation the Birlinn team are following government guidance and working from home. If you wish to speak to someone by phone, please call their mobile or direct line if you know it. Calls received to direct lines will be forwarded to home numbers. Otherwise for all general enquiries please email: info@birlinn.co.uk and your enquiry will be passed on to the relevant person as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding and patience at this time.

Birlinn Ltd.
West Newington House
10 Newington Road
Edinburgh EH9 1QS

ORDER ENQUIRIES:

All order enquiries should be directed to our UK distributor, Booksource:
Booksource 50 Cambuslang Road Glasgow G32 8NB  
Tel: 0845 370 0067
International: +44 (0)141 642 9192
Email: customerservice@booksource.net

SUBMISSIONS GUIDELINES  

If you have a work of fiction, non-fiction or poetry that you strongly believe would suit our list, please post a synopsis and three sample chapters, or half a dozen poems, with some biographical information about yourself (including contact details), a stamped addressed envelope (should you wish the material returned) and a brief explanation of why you have chosen to submit your work to Birlinn to:   

Submissions (Fiction), Submissions (Non-Fiction), OR Submissions (Poetry)
Birlinn Ltd
West Newington House 10
Newington Road
Edinburgh EH9 1QS

Please note:

• We are not currently accepting submissions of romantic fiction, science fiction or short stories.
• We do not accept submissions by fax, email or on disk.
• Due to the extremely high volume of submissions we receive, we are unable to respond to all submissions, though each one is considered by our editorial department.
• If you have not heard from us within twelve weeks then your submission has not been successful.
• Always keep a copy for yourself as we are unable to return submissions without a SAE.  

All material submitted to Birlinn is treated as confidential.  

Please note that due to the large number of submissions we receive, it may take us up to three months to reply to you.

NB – DUE TO THE ONGOING COVID-19 SITUATION IT WILL TAKE US LONGER THAN NORMAL TO REPLY TO ANY NEW SUBMISSIONS


OUR DISTRIBUTORS OVERSEAS:

Casemate (USA)
New South Books (Australia)
Login Canada (Canada)
Bill Bailey Publisher Reps (Europe)
Ted Dougherty (Europe)

ROYALTY INFORMATION

If you have a query on royalties, please send your email to royalties@birlinn.co.uk

PERMISSIONS ENQUIRIES

For permissions to reuse content from titles published by Birlinn Ltd please use the search widget to complete your permissions request and they will come back to you.

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For permissions regarding works by Alexander McCall Smith, please contact Alice Williams at David Higham Associates alice.williams@davidhigham.co.uk