Scottish Book Trust: Your Stories
by Rebecca Raeburn
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).
The annual ‘Your Stories’ writing project from the Scottish Book Trust aims to encourage previously unpublished people across Scotland to submit personal stories based on true events, feelings, and experiences from their lives.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.