Meet The Industry

At Wildland we understand that the publishing industry can be a confusing place for new writers. To help you find your way through, we offer a range of one-hour meetings with industry professionals who can offer advice, guidance, and a bit of inside knowledge. The price of each one-hour meeting is £150.

Lesley McDowell

Writer and Reviewer

Lesley McDowell is an author and critic living in Scotland. She earned a PhD for work on James Joyce and feminist theory before turning to literary journalism. Her first novel The Picnic was published in 2007 and she is the recipient of a Scottish Arts Council award for a second novel, based on the life of a childhood friend of Mary Shelley. She reviews for the Herald, the Scotsman and the Independent on Sunday. Her current book, Between the Sheets: The Literary Liaisons of Nine 20th Century Women Writers is out now, published by Duckworth.


Eleanor Logan

Publishing Scotland

Having worked in the book industry since the 1990s, mainly with the much missed Ottakar’s chain, Eleanor Logan has established a wide range of contacts within the literary and arts field in Scotland. As Marketing Manager and Operations Manager in Scotland, she focussed on promotions, PR and events. When the company merged with Waterstone’s, Eleanor continued to support and promote established and new Scottish writing in her regional manager role. Having left Waterstone’s in 2011, she is currently using her experience to further develop opportunities in the literary and arts world, setting up a business called ChapterTwenty. Eleanor works for Publishing Scotland.


Helen Sedgwick

Author, Editor, Publisher

Helen Sedgwick was the joint Managing Director of Cargo Publishing, and is a freelance literary editor who has worked with Scottish and international publishers, agencies and magazines including McSweeney’s, Freight Books, Jenny Brown Associates, Gutter magazine, Fractured West, and From Glasgow To Saturn. She gained her MSci from Bristol University, her MLitt from Glasgow University and her PhD from Edinburgh University, and has taught creative writing at Glasgow University, Strathclyde University, and the Scottish Universities’ International Summer School at Edinburgh University. Helen founded Wildland Literary Editors in 2012.

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