Nourish: Submit Your Stories Now!

Category: Reading

Ever fancied putting pen to paper? Think you can write a piece in under a 1,000 words on the theme of 'Nourish'? Then we want to hear from you!


The brief

Whether it’s about growing your own, howking tatties, creative cooking, sharing a poke of chips or a celebratory feast, we want a bite of what fuels your body and mind.

Food can evoke memories, connect us with others, present difficult choices or simply set us up for the day – it can challenge and inspire us and offer nourishment beyond what’s on the plate.

Even if you’ve never written before, give it a try!

We welcome entries in English, Scots and Gaelic and any format – story, poem, comic strip, letter or play. All the pieces that meet our criteria will be shared on our website and our favourite stories will be published online in an e-book for Book Week Scotland 2017

The closing date is Wednesday 7 June 2017, at midnight.

Please read our full terms and conditions before submitting your work.


Need more inspiration?  

Read some of the stories submitted so far or sign up to a free writer-led workshop!


Submit your entry here!

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