Announcing the Nero Book Awards

Premium coffee house, Caffè Nero has today announced the launch of the Nero Book Awards: a new set of multi-category Awards celebrating the craft of great writing and the joy of reading. With a mission to point readers of all ages and interests in the direction of the best books of the year by authors […]

New time for HW Zoom meetings

As from our AGM on Wednesday 17th May, our bi-weekly Zoom meetings will be moving to a new time of 7.30pm. We hope this will give the opportunity for more members to join us.

Derby Book Festival – Flash Fiction competition

The Derby Book Festival are inviting all writers to submit an entry to their latest Flash Ficton competition. The challenge is to write up to 50 words on the themes of LIGHT check out the following link for full details:

2023 Bristol Short Story Prize

The 2023 Bristol Short Story Prize is open for entries. We are sending you details in case it’s of interest to your members.The competition is open to all writers around the world whether published or unpublished, UK or non-UK based. The closing date for entries is midnight (BST) April 26th, 2023. 20 stories will be […]

New Scots Scriever announced

Shane Strachan, a local Doric writer from the North-East, has been announced as the latest Scots Scriever. Follow this link for details of the announcement:–_MUq6LTHOl4bmXU_WPtX0gKRCj5EZMyfuGPq12ZTTMut4KBsrf-vMM&bblinkid=263747087&bbemailid=42889477&bbejrid=-1822939588 Please note: the link contains adverts….

Doric/North-East Scots Anthology – open for submissions

The Friends of Elphinstone and the Elphinstone Institute are inviting submissions from Doric and North-East Scots writers, to be considered for inclusion in their latest Doric/North-East Scots Anthology. Details can be found by following this link:

Events with local Author, Vikki Patis

Locally based author, Vikki Patis, is hosting two events during the next week…all are invited to take part Vikki is also hosting an in-person author talk at Insch Library, on Tuesday 2nd August at 7pm – this does require booking via email or phone, or you can pop into the library.  email Vikki direct at: […]

Doric creative sought for Scots Scriever Role

Applications are now open for the Aberdeenshire Scriever residency hosted by the National Library of Scotland. This year, the Library is giving one Aberdeenshire-based writer the opportunity to develop creative work in Doric. The 2022 Aberdeenshire Scriever will celebrate the richness of Scots, specifically Doric as it’s known locally, acknowledging Aberdeenshire as a stronghold for […]

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 […]