Scottish Book Trust- monthly writing competition

The Scottish book trust run a monthly writing competition which you may wish to enter at home…

 The 50Word Fiction Competition

Can you write a story in just 50 words?

Each month we’ll provide a prompt to get you started, but where the story goes from there is entirely up to you.

The competition includes four categories, Adult Writers, All-age Gaelic Writers, Young Writers 5-11 and Young Writer 12-18. The entries will be judged by a panel and the four winning stories will be published on our website two weeks after the closing date.

A prize will be awarded to a writer in each category.

Whether you’re a seasoned writer or you’ve always fancied picking up a pen, why not give it a go?

Need some inspiration or tips? Read our 50 Word Fiction blogs, check out Sophie Cooke’s 5 Things for Writing A Short Story and read last month’s winners.

October’s prompt

Write a story that features a black cat.

Image by kalhh, Pixabay

How to Enter

Entries for our October competition are currently open. Submit your story by Monday 30 October 2017 at noon. 

– You can submit one entry to one category per month. Please read the terms and conditions carefully before entering.
– To submit your story, please complete the form below. You will receive a confirmation message on screen after submitting.
– We welcome entries in Scots or Scottish Gaelic for both categories and thank The Gaelic Books Council for their support in judging our entries.
– Please note that we no longer send acknowledgement emails and due to the large number of entries, we are not able to offer individual feedback.

Kari Cessford

Principal Teacher/Literacy Coordinator

Cramond Primary School