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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, 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 What's Your Story?

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.

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

Postcards from Malthusia

Loud Coffee Press

Invisible Cities

May

Wigtown Poetry Prize

The Hunterian: Edwin Morgan Centenary

Jericho Writers: Summer of Writing Bursary

Lucent Dreaming

Neu! Reekie! Voices Commission

June

Fly on the Wall Press

The Writers' Cafe

EX/POST

Verve Poetry Press

We Only Want The Earth

Clydebuilt Apprenticeship scheme

Ringwood Publishing

Postbox Magazine

The Willowherb Review

Broken Sleep Books

July

inkandescent - MAINSTREAM

Ongoing Opportunities

Awards

The John Byrne award

The Zooker award

Luna Press Publishing

Call for Submissions

Speculative Books

The Dark Horse

Glasgow Review of Books

Lallans

The New Shetlander

Product Magazine

Shoreline of Infinity

Thi Wurd