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Ignite Fellowship

An annual award supporting the talents and ambitions of professional writers.

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Applications for the Ignite Fellowship are currently open. Find out how to apply by selecting one of the options below. The deadline for applications is Wednesday 29 September, 2021.

English and Scots applications

Gaelic applications

The Ignite Fellowship supports established writers who are embarking on or working through a significant project. You can apply whether the project is in its very earliest stages or already a work in progress. Find out more about this year's Ignite Fellows.

The Fellowship was developed in consultation with our Writers Advisory Panel. There are three awards available in total. We are working in partnership with the Gaelic Books Council(this will open in a new window) to provide one award specifically for a writer working in Gaelic. We also strongly encourage applications from writers working in Scots.

The Fellowship is free to apply to and all travel expenses for programme commitments are covered. Awardees are chosen by a panel of judges.

Fellows receive:

We work closely with awardees to help them participate in the programme as fully as possible. If applicants have any access needs or barriers they would like to discuss prior to application, please email applications@scottishbooktrust.com(this will open in a new window)

Comhaltachd Ignite (Gaelic Translation)