Submit a story for Scotland's Stories: Hope

Submission closing date: 07 June 2024, 23:59

As part of Scottish Book Trust's annual writing project – Scotland's Stories – we're asking people to submit their true stories inspired by this year's theme, Hope.

Join hundreds of people across Scotland in writing about your real-life experiences. Even if you've never written before, we'd love to hear from you!

Entries can be in any form you like – a story, poem, comic strip, play, video, audio file, or letter. We welcome entries in Gaelic, Scots and English. Every entry will appear on our website and our favourite pieces will be published in a free book distributed during Book Week Scotland (18–24 November 2024), our national celebration of books and reading.

If you've found it difficult to write about something personal and you'd like to talk to someone about it, there are organisations that offer help and support.

Entrants can contact link will open in a new window) to remove their submission from the website at any point.

Full terms and conditions apply.

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Story details

Please limit your story to 1000 words.
We accept stories in audio or video format. Please upload to Soundcloud or another hosting provider and put the link above.

Author details

We will display your first and last name with your story. If you would prefer not to have your full name displayed, please provide a pen name.
Are you a published author?