Highland Young Writers' Award

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Highland Young Writers' Award

  • TBC
  • Literature
  • 13-17, 18-25

Do you want to be a professional writer? Are you an aspiring novelist, poet or short story writer? 

Apply for the Highland Young Writers’ Award. 

Moniack Mhor is offering a unique opportunity to work one-to-one with an professional writer to find your strengths and plot your way forward. The Highland Young Writers’ Award offers five places for young writers working in poetry or prose. Award winners receive four one-to-one sessions with a mentor, either on line or face to face and a residential weekend at Moniack Mhor in May, with fellow award winners.

Our mentors are -

Cynthia Rogerson writes mainstream literary fiction, set in Scotland and California. She is the author of four novels and a collection of short stories. Her stories have also been broadcast on BBC radio, and translated into eight languages.

John Glenday’s most recent collection Grain was short-listed for the Ted Hughes Award and the Griffin International Prize, His first collection The Apple Ghost won a Scottish Arts Council Book Award. His fourth book, The Golden Mean, was published in 2015.

For writers aged 16 -25

Application details:

Please apply by sending:

  • A statement outlining why you would like to apply for the award and what difference you feel it would make to your work. Please include your name, address (we can only accept applications from individuals based in the Highlands), telephone number, email address and your age.
  • A short summary of your writing project
  • A sample of your work (maximum 1000 words, double spaced and single sided with page numbers)

Applications can be submitted from the 15th February with a closing date of Friday 14th March 2016 at 5pm. Applications should be sent by email to: youngwriters@moniackmhor.org.uk or by post: Moniack Mhor Writers’ Centre, Teavarran, Kiltarlity, IV4 7HT

For any enquiries relating to the scheme, please contact: Rachel Humphries, Centre Director on 01463741675 or rachel@moniackmhor.org.uk

Find Out More
  • Location/venue

    Moniack Mhor Writers' Centre
    IV4 7HT
  • Website
  • 01463741675