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New Writers Awards 2017

11th April 2016

The Scottish Book Trust, in association with Creative Scotland, has now launched its New Writers Awards 2017. The competition is open to any Scottish-based writer who has not published a novel, short story or poetry collection and is looking to develop their writing further. The winners will receive £2,000 and professional guidance and support towards publication as well as a week-long retreat at Cove Park which is an artistic centre in Helensburgh.

The competition categories are divided three ways into fiction and narrative non-fiction in English and Scots, poetry in English and Scots, and children’s and young adult fiction in English and Scots. The deadline for applications is midday on Wednesday 6 July 2016 and the winners will be announced in January 2017.

For more information or an application please visit