Application Deadline: Wednesday 5 July 2017 (midday)
The New Writers Awards 2018 are currently open for applications.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
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