HISSAC was founded in 2004 by novelist and short story writer Clio Gray, (nominated for the International Booker in 2015, long listed for the Bailey's Prize in 2016 for The Anatomist's Dream) www.cliogray.com to encourage new and emergent writers, not only in Scotland but wherever they might be. To this end we have established:
To join HISSAC all you need do is e-mail us your name and contact details and an outline of what you write - short stories, novels, or whatever else - along with any other information you feel might be relevant.
There's no joining fee, but we do encourage members to enter a short story or flash fiction into the Annual Short Story Competition, as that is our only source of funding.
HISSAC is particularly dedicated to people who don't already have a Writers' Group on their doorstep, but we, at HISSAC, are very keen to promote local Wrirters' groups. One of the best ways to go about setting up your own, or finding out which ones already exist, is to contact NAWG, the National Association of Writers Groups.