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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We curate this list but don't run the opportunities listed. Want to share one with us? Email andrew.blair@scottishbooktrust.com (this will open in a new window)

You might also want to look into our support programmes for writers; the New Writers Award, Ignite Fellowship and the Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship. If you're under 18, why not check out What's Your Story?

January

The League of Poets

Bad Betty Press

The Gollancz and Rivers of London BAME SFF Award

Polari Press

Lies, Dreaming

February

Life Writing Prize

Finished Creatures

Dial-a-Poem

Writers & Artists Short Story Competition

SICK Magazine

The Winnow Magazine

Scottish Arts Club Short Story Competition

Southword Journal

March

Impossible Archetype

The Edwin Morgan Poetry Award

CYMERA 2020

The Writers' Cafe Magazine

Poetry & Words at Glastonbury

Renfrewshire Mental Health Arts Festival

Federation of Writers: Vernal Equinox 2020

April

Sunspot: Single Word Contest

Ongoing Opportunities

Awards

The John Byrne award

The Zooker award

Luna Press Publishing

Call for Submissions

Æther & Ichor

Clover and White

The Dark Horse

Glasgow Review of Books

Lallans

Little Stone Journal

Loss Lit

The New Shetlander

Nosy Crow: Call for debut BAME writers

Ó Bhéal: Five Words Poetry Competition

Poetry London

Product Magazine

Rattle: Ekphrastic Challenge

Rattle: Poets Respond

The Selkie

Shift

Shoreline of Infinity

Stories from the OCD Community

Thi Wurd

The Weekend Read