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Applying for the Ignite Fellowship

The Ignite Fellowship supports established writers who are embarking on or working through a significant project. We are currently open for applications.

Applications for the Ignite Fellowship are now closed. This page is for information only.

Who can apply?

Please read the eligibility criteria below before submitting your application or find out more about the Ignite Fellowship.

You will need to submit the following information:

If you have any questions, concerns or feedback please email [email protected](this link will open in a new window).

Eligibility criteria

Ignite is an opportunity for professional writers, those at an earlier stage of their career may be interested in our New Writers Awards or Next Chapter Award. You can apply if you:

You can also apply if you have a publishing contract in place for the project you want to work on (but do not need a publishing contract to apply).

You are welcome to apply if you have received support from Scottish Book Trust or Gaelic Books Council before, including a New Writers Award. You can't receive an Ignite award if you're already receiving funding for the project from Creative Scotland. Gaelic entries will be assessed by the Gaelic Books Council.

This webpage was updated on 28 July 2023 to change the application deadline from Wednesday 13 September to Thursday 14 September.