The Next Chapter Award: Writer development

Scottish Book Trust’s honor bolsters a capable, unpublished Scottish essayist more than 40

The triumphant essayist will get nine month’s tutoring, masterminded by Scottish Book Trust. They will likewise get a two-week composing retreat at Moniack Mhor and a bursary of £2,000.

Gail Honeyman, who won the inaugural Next Chapter Award in 2014, got a seven-figure distributing bargain for her presentation novel, Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, which was distributed by HarperCollins in May. It is a Sunday Times success, a BBC Radio Two Book Club Choice and film rights have been sold to Reese Witherspoon’s creation organization, Hello Sunshine.

‘I was pleased to be chosen as the primary beneficiary of the Next Chapter Award. I got heaps of inconceivably helpful, down to earth support and counsel consistently, for which I’m exceptionally appreciative. It was an awesome affair,’ said Gail.

The honor is interested in artists, writers, writers of account verifiable and youngsters’ writers who are more than 40 and situated in Scotland. Submitting essayists ought to have a particular bit of work they need to create to distribution standard.

To submit, send individual points of interest, a rundown of your written work involvement to date (500 words), an individual articulation (300 words) in addition to a venture explanation (200 words) and a composition test (up to 2,500 words or 140 lines of verse).

The end date is 27 September.

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