Wednesday, 11 January 2012

'Aye Write'- 9TH- 17TH MARCH

Start booking your tickets early for THE LITERARY FESTIVAL IN GLASGOW:

Aye Write

Glasgow’s annual celebration of reading and writing has over 300 events, including a free children’s programme. As well as the festival's 2012 theme of '100 years of Scottish Literature' (commemorating 100 years of the Mitchell Library), there will be events and debates on comedy writing, religion, politics, women’s writing, the digital revolution, media crises and the best in Scottish and international writing.

Phone: 0141 353 8000

Thursday, 5 January 2012

Creative Scotland 2012

Dozens of competitions!

Creative Scotland: Competition for Fiction Writers
Creative Scotland: Opportunities – Jobs, commissions and events for the arts in Scotland and worldwide

Competition for Fiction Writers
Tuesday 31 January 2012 at 23:00
We are pleased to announce our first competition, The Writing Room Bursary.

First Prize: a professional editorial report worth £1000.

We are looking for writers of adult fiction who would like professional feedback on their work.

Your entry should consist of the first ten pages of a completed novel (the whole work should be 70,000+ words), plus a 250 word synopsis.

For full details please visit our website:

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The Writing Room was founded by Maggie McKernan, one of the UK's top editors and literary agents.

Over the years Maggie has worked with many exceptional authors including Vikram Seth, Ben Okri, Colum McCann, Michael Collins, Philippe Claude, Charles Palliser, Alasdair Gray, Harold Brodkey, Joanna Briscoe, Norman Lewis, Jim Crace, Terence Stamp, Diana Souhami, Alan Spence, Andrew Greig, Jostein Gaarder, Neil Belton and many more.

Before setting up The McKernan Agency in 2006 Maggie worked at Heinemann, Secker & Warburg, Jonathan Cape and Orion. She now also works in association with Capel & Land.

This opportunity is available in: All Scotland

For further information, please contact (Rosie Apponyi), or visit The deadline is Tuesday 31 January 2012 at 23:00.

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Costa winners

This year's five Costa winners

• Novel award Pure by Andrew Miller

• First novel award Tiny Sunbirds Far Away by Christie Watson

• Biography award Now All Roads Lead to France: The Last Years of Edward Thomas by Matthew Hollis

• Poetry award The Bees by Carol Ann Duffy

• Children's book award Blood Red Road by Moira Young.