Archive for the ‘Writing Competitions’ Tag

BBC looking for Scottish writers

Scotland Writes is an initiative set up by BBC Scotland. They are running a competition for writers born or living in Scotland, who are invited to submit a script for a 60 minute pilot episode for a serial or series. The subject can be of any genre but must reflect life in contemporary Scotland.

Details at BBC Writers’ Room.


North East dialect short story competition

The Elphinstone Institute at the University of Aberdeen are running a short story competition  to commemorate Doric writer John Reid, who was an Aberdeenshire farm labourer.

Open to all amateur writers over the age of 16.

Words: up to 4000

Closing date: 31st March 2009

Language: Scots, Doric, English or a combination.

Subject: stories should be concerned with some aspect of life in North-East Scotland.

Prize: £500 and publication in Leopard Magazine, with a reading at the 2009 Word Festival in May.

For details visit the Friends of the Elphinstone Institute site, here.

Go on. Hae a wee shottie at it.