Posted by: ScottishWriters | 01/11/2014

Orla Makes the Cut


Some great news came in today for one of our members; Orla MacDonald has been shortlisted for the James Plunkett Award, which is among Ireland’s most prestigious prizes for short story writers. And not only that, but the shortlisting is for Leda Reads Milo, which Orla read (in full) at the SWC Spring Speakeasy. So in Orla’s words, “My story first fell on Glasgow ears!”.

We are honoured, indeed, to have helped our Hibernian cousin on the ladder to stardom. Encouragement to everyone out there, we’re sure you’ll agree.

Keep trying, keep observing, keep learning, keep writing.


  1. Haha. Thanks Douglas … You’ve made my day. Am heading for the ceremony on the 4th. Will keep you posted. Regards, Orla

    Sent from my iPhone


  2. Well done. Congratulations Orla. What ever became of your sec
    tarian piece?

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