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Scottish Writers' Centre
Scottish Writers' Centre5 months ago

The Scottish Writers’ Centre now welcome submissions for the third in our series of Chapbooks: Borders and Boundaries

We want to celebrate Scotland and showcase the best of our contemporary writers, so send us what you’re most proud of!

These chapbooks reflect our commitment to Scottish writing and writers, from the islands to the border. We welcome submissions of poetry and flash fiction, written in any of the languages of Scotland.

Submission deadline: 23.59 on the 31st January 2020

Future themes will be (in this order):
• Mountain and Glen
• River, Loch and Burn

Eligibility: writers living in Scotland, or writers writing about Scotland. Whether professional, part-time or just starting out – we’d love to hear from you!

Maximum word count: 25 lines for poetry and 300 words for flash fiction.

Please send all submissions to: submissions@scottishwriterscentre.co.uk

Writers who are successful will receive a copy of the chapbook and a fee of £10.

Submission guidelines

Everyone and anyone may submit one piece. Members of the Scottish Writers’ Centre may submit up to three pieces per Chapbook.

Copyright will remain with the writer.

We will only accept work that has not been previously published.

Submissions not following the Guidelines will be discounted.

Entries should be submitted as one double-spaced Word document in Times New Roman, size 12 (if submitting more than one entry, please include all in the one document). Please include a title sheet on the first page with your name, word or line count, title(s), a 50-word bio and your preferred contact details.

We regret that we cannot provide feedback.

Submissions should be titled ‘Poetry Submission + YOUR NAME’, ‘Prose Submission + YOUR NAME’
Scottish Writers' Centre
Scottish Writers' Centre5 months ago
Alan Bissett - #SWC Workshop
Tuesday 8th Dec
Tickets: http://bit.ly/AlanBisset2020

"Writing politics in a time of social and political ferment"

How can writers best engage with politics? How can we develop the literary skill to shine light onto issues?

Bring a pen – not a sword.

You will be catching Alan at a great time too as this week is the release of his first prose work for almost 10 years - his brand new novella, "LAZY SUSAN" published by Speculative Books!
Scottish Writers' Centre
Scottish Writers' Centre5 months ago
Thoroughly looking forward to hosting this workshop with writing polymath: Alan Bissett!

Free event, but ticketed, members only: sign into the website to book online.

And membership of the SWC is FREE until February! See our website for details

SCOTTISH WRITERS' CENTRE | Ionad Sgrìobhadairean na h-Alba | Scottish Scrievers' Centre