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Industry Lab: Writing for children

Our online lab and training opportunity for writers is open for applications.

This lab is aimed at professional and emerging writers working on writing for children around the 8-12-year-old bracket (also known as Middle Grade Fiction or Middle Fiction). It will provide help and resources for anyone writing for, or hoping to write for, young readers.

We are working in partnership with the Scottish BAME Writers Network(this will open in a new window) on this lab. We will reserve at least half of the spaces for writers based in Scotland who are Black/from the African diaspora, Brown, Asian, or identify as People of Colour, including people of mixed heritage.






How to apply

Applications are open until Friday 8 October, midday.

Apply via our short online application form.

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Any questions at all, please get in touch at applications@scottishbooktrust.com(this will open in a new window)

Who is eligible to apply?

To apply for the lab, you must:            

Participants from previous Scottish Book Trust programmes are also welcome to apply, including Industry Labs and the New Writers Awards(this will open in a new window).

Applicants who have not followed the application guidelines may not be considered.