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Opportunities for writers

There are lots of opportunities for writers in Scotland. We've collected and listed the current crop below.

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For more opportunities (including workshops, retreats and advice), you might also want to look into our resources for writers, and our writing programmes; the New Writers Award, Ignite Fellowship and the Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship. If you're under 18, why not check out our offering for Young Writers.

Please note that we curate this list but don't run the opportunities listed. You can find free guidance on copyright and other issues on the Society of Authors' (this will open in a new window)advice page.

Always read the organiser's submission criteria.

Want to share an opportunity with us? Email andrew.blair@scottishbooktrust.com (this will open in a new window)

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Primo Poetica

Scottish Women's National Team Poets Society

Loud Coffee Press

page one mentoring scheme - Johnson & Alcock

Kalopsia Literary Journal

Bella Caledonia

Tether's End Magazine

Hysteria Collective

Creatives - Scottish Mountaineering Press

Kelso Writers: Creative Writing for Well-being

Pugmill Press

June

Guppy Books open submission

Mentoring Programme for LGBTQIA+ Writers

Extra Teeth

The Mechanics' Institute

York Festival of Writing - Bursary for Carers

Tyger Tyger Magazine

Nosy Crow - LGBTQ+ writers and writer-illustrators

Bath Magg

Fawn Press

The Willowherb Review

Stepaway Magazine

July

Haunt Publishing

August

HarperCollins Academy

Anthology Short Story Award

September

Knight Errant Press

Blackness on Sea Poetry Prize

Ongoing Opportunities

Awards

The John Byrne award

The Zooker award

Luna Press Publishing

Invisible Cities

Call for Submissions

Speculative Books

The Dark Horse

Glasgow Review of Books

Lallans

The New Shetlander

Product Magazine

Shoreline of Infinity

Thi Wurd

Eemis Stane