Scottish Book Trust: Next Chapter Award
The Next Chapter Award is an annual award
supporting an emerging writer over the age of 40.
- A £2,000 cash award, allowing them to focus on their work
- Nine months of mentoring from a writer or industry
- A two week retreat at Moniack Mhor, offering time, space and the
freedom to create new work in idyllic surroundings
- PR, performance and presentation training
- The opportunity to showcase work to publishers and agents
The award is open to poets, novelists, short story writers,
authors of narrative non-fiction and children's authors.
Entries are invited in English, Scots and a combination of both.
The award supports writers who are struggling to find time and
space to write and who're working on a project that has real
Apply by noon on Wednesday 18 September
For full details and to apply, see the Scottish Book Trust website.