Gaelic New Writers Awards 2023

Applications are now open for the 2023 Gaelic New Writers Awards, an annual programme offered by the Gaelic Books Council in partnership with Scottish Book Trust.

The deadline for all applications is Wednesday 13 July.

Click here for instructions on how to apply on The Scottish Book Trust’s website (in Gaelic only).

Two places are available for new Gaelic writers. The awards are free to apply to, all travel expenses are covered and awardees are chosen by a panel of judges.

The Awards will run from January 2023-January 2024. During the programme, awardees receive:
  • a £2,000 cash award, allowing them to focus on their work
  • tailored personal development opportunities, which can include mentoring from writers and industry professionals
  • PR, performance and presentation training
  • the opportunity to showcase work to publishers and agents
  • a week-long retreat offering time, space and the freedom to create new work in idyllic surroundings
  • a year’s subscription to the Society of Authors
  • a place on a three-day Gaelic writing and editing course

The New Writers Awards will only go ahead in 2023 if Scottish Book Trust secures the funding required to run the programme. The retreat is also subject to circumstances and dependent on any applicable travel restrictions.

Click here for instructions on how to apply on The Scottish Book Trust’s website (in Gaelic only).

Any questions? Email Alison Lang on [email protected]