If you live and work in Scotland, write fiction, non-fiction or poetry and are published only in pamphlet form, digitally or self-published, you are eligible to apply for an award.
The prize is a £2,000 cash award, to allow authors to focus on their work, as well as a tailored professional development package which can include mentoring from writers and industry professionals, training in PR, performance and presentation training, and the opportunity to showcase work to publishers and agents.
The awards also include a week-long writers retreat at Cove Park.
The awards are divided into three different categories:
- Fiction and Narrative Non-fiction in English and Scots
- Poetry in English and Scots
- Children’s and Young Adult Fiction in English and Scots
The deadline is 5 August 2015.