Scottish Book Trust New Writers Awards 2018 for Scottish Writers

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Application Deadline: Wednesday 5 July 2017 (midday)

The New Writers Awards 2018 are currently open for applications.


To apply

  • You must be aged 18 or over.
  • You must be based in Scotland.
  • You must be able to demonstrate a strong commitment to developing a career in writing.

Publishing record

  • You must not have published a novel, narrative non-fiction book (e.g. biography or memoir), a collection of short stories or poems.
  • You can apply if all your work has been
    • self-published
    • digitally published
    • published in a pamphlet
    • published as part of an anthology or magazine.
    • published academically (e.g. standard non-fiction, textbook, academic journal).

These annual awards are a fantastic opportunity for individuals committed to developing their writing.

Awardees receive:

  • A £2,000 cash award, allowing them to focus on their work
  • Tailored personal development opportunities, which can include mentoring from writers and industry professionals.
  • Training in PR, performance and presentation training
  • The opportunity to showcase work to publishers and agents.
  • A week long retreat offering time, space and the freedom to create new work in idyllic surroundings.

How to apply

The deadline for applications is Wednesday 5 July (midday).

  • Please read our eligibility criteria carefully.
  • Choose the category above which best represents your work. Please note that we cannot tell you which category to apply for.
  • Follow the application instructions on the category page.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Scottish Book Trust New Writers Awards 2018 for Scottish Writers


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