9th August 2011
The annual Sangschaw held by the Scots Language Society will take place at the Fife Book Festival at Dunfermline on 22 October 2011. Entries have been invited for the three categories of writing in Scots, either poetry, prose, or translation, which must be submitted by the deadline of Tuesday 30 August. Poems should be no longer than 60 lines, prose no more than 3,000 words, and in the translation category the same limits for either poetry or prose. Entrants should submit two copies of their work, providing their personal details on a separate sheet of paper, and submit an entry fee of £3 for each entry. These should be sent by the deadline to Charles Connor, c/o Scots Language Society, Scottish Language Dictionaries, 25 Bucclecuh Place, Edinburgh, EH8 9LN. No entries by e-mail will be accepted.
Each category has a £100 first prize and second prize of £50 and the chance to win either The Hugh MacDiarmid Cup for Poetry, The Robert McLellan Cup for Prose, or the John MacPhail Law Cup for translation.