Writing Opportunities

Here’s a list of writing competitions and other opportunities which accept submissions in Scottish Gaelic. You can find more information about each opportunity on the websites listed below. See also the monthly 50 Word Fiction competition here.
If we have missed out any opportunities, please email us and we will add them to the list

An Lòchran: Call for Comedy Sketches

Deadline: Friday 12th August 2022
Website: An Lòchran Gaelic Arts

An Lòchran has issued a call for Gaelic comedy sketches to be performed at a Comedy and Ceilidh Night in the autumn. The organisation is looking for scripts of two minutes in length and featuring up to four characters. This opportunity is open to anyone who has an interest in comedy and writing, and new writers are welcome to submit their work. Payment will be awarded to sketches selected for performance. Submissions or requests for further information should be sent to [email protected] before the closing date.

Scottish Books International: Author International Travel Fund

Deadline: Saturday 31st December 2022
Website: Scottish Books International

With support from Creative Scotland, this fund has been established by Scottish Books International to support writers who have been invited overseas to promote their work. It aims to (i) increase opportunities for Scottish writers to attend festivals and other promotion or exchange events overseas; (ii) remove barriers for Scottish writers from all backgrounds to take up these opportunities; (iii) develop relationships between Scottish writers and festivals, publishers and organisations overseas. The fund is open to practising, professional writers with a demonstrable track record of work who have an invitation to attend an event outwith the United Kingdom. A Scottish writer is defined as a writer living and working in Scotland, or a writer from Scotland but based elsewhere. Applicants can apply for a maximum of £1,000 to support travel costs towards their trip. See website for further information.