Supporting writers in Scotland and beyond

Scottish Arts Club Short Story Competition

Alexander McCall Smith

Alexander McCall Smith

First prize: £1000 Second prize £500 Third prize £250

The Scottish Arts Club Short Story Competition is open to writers worldwide, for stories on any topic up to 2000 words.

Alexander McCall Smith continues as chair of the judging panel and will select the prize-winners.

isobel lodge award

Isobel Lodge

Isobel Lodge

First prize: £500

The Isobel Lodge Award is open to unpublished writers born, living or studying in Scotland who enter the Scottish Arts Club Short Story Competition.

edinburgh international flash fiction award

Sandra Ireland

Sandra Ireland

From 2020: First prize: £600, Second prize £300, Third prize £150

0pen to writers worldwide, published and unpublished, and for stories up to 250 words.  

Author Sandra Ireland is the chief judge for the flash fiction competition.

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