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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 and Ignite 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 link will open in a new window)advice page.

Always read the organiser's submission criteria.

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

No Deadline

The White Pube Creatives Grant

Primo Poetica

Scottish Women's National Team Poets Society

Loud Coffee Press

page one mentoring scheme - Johnson & Alcock

Kalopsia Literary Journal

Bella Caledonia

Creatives - Scottish Mountaineering Press

Kelso Writers: Creative Writing for Well-being

Interpret Magazine

Leopard Arts


New Writing Scotland Co-Editor

Project 514 415

Emerging Writer Award - Moniack Mhor


Ringwood Short Story Competition 2023

Black British Book Festival: Writers On The Rise

Comedy Women in Print - Festive Flash Competition

BBC Writers' Open Call

SSP@50 Fellowship Awards


The Letter Review Prize

New Writing North - A Writing Chance 24/25


Neil Gunn Writing Competition 2023/24

Anne Brown Essay Prize 2024

Call for Submissions


Fear of Making Art Press


The Fiction Desk

No deadline

Speculative Books

The Dark Horse

Thi Wurd

Eemis Stane

Glasgow Review of Books


The New Shetlander

Product Magazine

Shoreline of Infinity

SNACK Magazine