About Lindz


Lindz McLeod is the Competition Secretary of the Edinburgh Writer's Club, as well as their Flash Fiction judge. She has a BA in English Literature and Creative Writing (graduated 2017), as well as a MA in Creative Writing (graduated 2019).

Lindz is looking for representation for her first novel, Beast, which explores a fresh perspective of the timeless fairytale Beauty and the Beast, as seen through the eyes of the uptight butler, Le Majordome. Set in rural France in 1793, the novel examines classism, and self-identity; it explores the lead-up to the witch's curse placed on both the young lord and the castle servants, and asks the question— 'is a monster born, or bred?'

She is working on two plays - 'Squeak', an adaption of her comedy realist story for the Scottish Book Trust, and 'The Hot Gates', a sci-fi, feminist re-telling of the stand of Thermopylae. She has also written a short film script, 'Wolf Whistle', based on her short story of the same name.

In her spare time, she is a member of the Leith Community Archery Club, and travels often to New York where her partner lives. She is available for readings, submission requests, workshops and events - contact her at lindsey.mcleod@hotmail.co.uk