Scottish Book Trust: Your Stories

by Rebecca Raeburn
Communications, Edinburgh
City of Literature Trust

27 April 2020

Scottish Book Trust's 'Your Stories' is now open for submissions.

As part of their annual writing project, 'Your Stories', Scottish Book Trust are asking people all over Scotland to submit true stories inspired by this year’s theme, Future.

Writing about the future might represent opportunity, positive change, transformation, activism, optimism, dreams, and depictions of writers’ next chapters.

Each entry will appear on Scottish Book Trust's website, and a selection will be published in a free book for Book Week Scotland, their national celebration of books and reading.

Even if you’ve never written before, they would love to hear from you, whether it be a story, poem, play, letter, or even a comic strip.

How to submit

- You have until Friday 5th June to submit your work

- Submissions can be sent in online, using the entry form on the Scottish Book Trust website

- Submissions can be in written, audio or video format

- Submissions can also vary in length (no more than 1000 words), style, and language (Scots, Gaelic, and English are all welcome).

More about Your Stories

The annual ‘Your Stories’ writing project from the Scottish Book Trust aims to encourage previously unpublished people across Scotland to submit personal stories based on true events, feelings, and experiences from their lives. You can read entries from previous years, and have a look at some of the themes that have come before over on the Scottish Book Trust Website.

Scottish Book Trust

Scottish Book Trust is an Edinburgh-based, national charity changing lives through reading and writing. They inspire and support the people of Scotland to read and write for pleasure through programmes and outreach work that include: gifting books to every child in Scotland to ensure families of all backgrounds can share the joy of books at home; working with teachers to inspire children to develop a love of reading, creating innovative classroom activities, book awards and author events; supporting Scotland’s diverse writing community with their training, awards and writing opportunities; and funding a range of author events for the public to enjoy and promoting Scottish writing to people worldwide.