Royal Society for Literature Awards

The RSL currently has a number of Awards, Prizes and Honours open for submissions, including: V.S. Pritchett Short Story Prize – Less than One Month to Go! We are now taking entries for the 2022 V.S. Pritchett Short Story Prize. This Prize for the best unpublished short story of the year was founded by the RSL to […]

The Space to Write Project

Submissions for The Space to Write Project are now open. The organisers are hoping that this new initiative, which aims to support writers of commercial fiction from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, will appeal to members of writers’ groups across the country. They’d love to read your work, so for the chance to secure a place on an […]

Scottish Book Trust – New Writers Awards

The annual New Writers Awards programme is open for applications at the moment, and will close at noon on Wednesday 13 July. This year they have added categories for writing in Scots and another for Spoken Word: Writers over 40 are also be able to enter the Next Chapter Award which will open in […]

Online Event – the big issues in children’s literature

14 June @ 19:00 – 20:30 BST Free Virtual Event all children’s authors may be interested in. Check out: It’s open to non-members but the Society of Authors politely ask non-members, if they can afford it, make a donation to the Authors Contingency Fund which supports authors in hardship. 

New Writing Competition – poems and stories about Scotland

Name: Tim SaundersEmail: tsaunderspubs@gmail.comMessage: PRESS RELEASE Budding writers are being invited to submit their poetry and short stories for a new book celebrating Scotland.“I am particularly keen to promote fresh, new talent so extend this invitation to anyone aged 16 and over,” says Tim, who has just published The Hampshire Collection.“The challenge is that poetry […]


WRITING DIALOGUE with William Sutcliffe Online workshop 7-8.30pm on 25th May £15 for SCBWI members £20 for non-membersJoin this practical workshop on the topic of dialogue, with a particular focus on writing for children.Open to anyone who is either writing or wanting to write a book for children or young adults. This interactive session will […]

Review of 2021-2022 by Annie Lamb

Over the past year, Huntly Writers have contrived to grow without changing our nature. The use of Zoom for meetings has extended the scope of our membership. Meanwhile we continue to focus on individual writers, and to a large extent, on local writing. We welcomed some new members, mentioned below, thanks to the refurbished web […]

Highland Book Prize – an invitation

You are invited to the Highland Book Prize 2021 Award Ceremony, presented by the Highland Society of London, live online from Moniack Mhor. Thursday 26th May, 7.30pm – 9.00pm BSTThe event is being held at the heart and hearth of Moniack Mhor, and live streamed directly into your living room. David Alston, Cal Flyn, Jen […]

Something for aspiring young scriptwriters

Dear Huntly Writers, My name is Matt and I am the Co-Director of LUNG. We are a youth focused theatre company that tours across the UK and works at The National Theatre. I wanted to quickly reach out about an opportunity for young people (aged 11-18). I wondered if it might be up the street […]

Scottish Mountaineering Press

The Scottish Mountaineering Press is accepting submissions for Creatives! Creatives is a vibrant, innovative and thought-provoking digital publication which promotes, reimagines and is inspired by the beauty of the Scottish landscape. Through writing and visual art, it offers a platform for unpublished, emerging and established creators to showcase their works to audiences all over the […]