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16 July 2019

Submissions open for the Saltire Society Literary Awards 2019

The Saltire Literary Awards - Books of the Year 2019 - are now open to submissions from publishers around the world. Eligible books must be written by authors of Scottish descent or living in Scotland, or dealing with the work or life of a Scot, a Scottish question, event or situation. The Saltire Society looks forward to welcoming entries from all over the world.

The awards recognise work across six literary categories:

  • Non-Fiction Book of the Year
  • Fiction Book of the Year 
  • First Book of the Year
  • Research Book of the Year 
  • History Book of the Year 
  • Poetry Book of the Year

The Literary Awards see the winner of each book Award receive a cash prize of £2,000 and go on to be considered for the top prize of Saltire Scottish Book of the Year, receiving a further £5,000.

The closing date for submissions is Monday 5 August 2019.

For full details and to submit a book, see the Saltire Society website.


There are also two Publishing categories: Publisher of the Year and Emerging Publisher with Monday 12 August the closing date for submissions.