What's Your Story?

‘What's Your Story?’ is Scottish Book Trust’s development programme for teenage writers & illustrators in Scotland.


What’s Your Story? Online Magazine

What's Your Story? gives free creative writing support open to all 13–19-year-old writers and illustrators in Scotland. We champion, showcase and encourage teenage creative efforts in literature. Joining our community at What's Your Story is free for all teenagers and allows you to submit your work for professional feedback and the chance to be published in our Online Magazine.


What’s Your Story? Development Programme 2017

Earlier this year we put a call out for young people who live in Scotland, who’re between 14-17 years old on our deadline, and who care about creative writing and illustration in any form. We've now found our participants! Chosen from fantastic applications from around Scotland, our seven participants for the What’s Your Story? Teen Development Programme 2017 (including one space for a teenager working in Gaelic thanks to our friends at The Gaelic Books Council) had to do three things to be brought on to the programme:

  • Show us that they are passionate about creative writing and illustration.
  • Tell us why creative writing and illustration should be part of the lives of teenagers.
  • Be ready to help us create resources and opportunities, so that more young people can get engaged with Scotland’s literary culture and creative writing industries.

Find out more about this year's participants.

Check out the 2015-16 What's Your Story? participants and the 2015-16 mentors too.

Visit the What's Your Story? website