Submit Your Story

Thank you for your interest in Nourish - submissions are now closed. 

Do you have a tasty tale to tell on the theme of Nourish?

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.

The project is open to anyone and all stories that meet our criteria will be published on our website. A collection of our favourite stories will be published in an e-book for Book Week Scotland 2017. You must be resident in Scotland to be eligible for inclusion in the e-book.

Submit your entry online by clicking the link below and completing the form.


What we are looking for

You can write in any form you like – story, poem, letter, song, play – and we welcome submissions in Gaelic, Scots and English.

Entries should be no longer than 1000 words and should be on the theme of Nourish. This theme can be interpreted broadly but stories must be true and about your own experiences.

By submitting your work, you are agreeing to our Terms and Conditions. Please read these carefully before submitting your work.

The deadline for submissions is midnight on Wednesday 7 June 2017.

This submission form is for adults only. We are running a separate Nourish project for schools, if you wish to submit work to this project click here.


More Info

Images - you have the option to upload a photo or artwork to accompany your piece, but please only upload images you have the right to use.

Submitting on behalf of someone else - if you are submitting on behalf of someone else, such as a student or friend, please make sure they have understood the terms and conditions and enter your name in the ‘Forename’ and ‘Surname’ fields and their name in the ‘Pseudonym’ field.

Gaelic entries - if you would like to submit your work in Gaelic we offer some editorial support. If you choose to submit a piece in Gaelic we also require an English translation.


What happens next?

Once you have submitted your work it will go through a brief moderation process and appear on the website in a few days.

If your work has been selected for the e-book we will be in touch with you after the closing date.


Need some help?

If you are having problems submitting your story please email:


Thank you for your interest in Nourish - submissions are now closed.