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20 August 2019

Saltire Society Literary Awards 2018 open

9 July 2018

Widely recognised as Scotland's most prestigious book awards, the Saltire Literary Awards represent a long-standing commitment from the Saltire Society to celebrate and support Scottish literary achievement and are run with the support of Creative Scotland.



Submissions across the award categories are now being accepted for literature published between 1 September 2017 to 31 August 2018.

The closing date for entries is Monday 6 August 2018.

The awards see the winner of each book category receive a cash prize of £2,000 and go on to be considered for the top prize of £6,000, awarded to the Saltire Society Book of the Year. The six literary categories are:

For information on how to enter the Awards, see the Saltire Society website.


Award Panel

This year also sees a call for individuals who have a passion for literature and experience in the literary community to form part of the Award panel for the First Book, Non-Fiction and Fiction Book Awards. See the Saltire Society website for more details and to apply.