Q&A: Applying to the New Writers Award 2025: Scottish BPOC Writers Network x Scottish Book Trust – 25th June 2024

We’re delighted to partner with Scottish Book Trust to offer a free Q&A session on applying to the New Writers Awards


Please be mindful when booking. This is a session for Black writers & writers of colour* based in Scotland. 


Q&A on applying to the New Writers Awards: 25th June 2024, 18:00pm


Interested in applying to New Writers Award 2025? Scottish Book Trust is hosting a Q&A info session on the awards and application process for Scottish BPOC Writers Network members.

The New Writers Award highlights and nurtures some of the most exciting new writing talent in Scotland. Previous awardees include Nadine Aisha Jassat, Rachelle Atalla, Kirsty Logan, and Martin MacInnes, among a host of others.

This Q&A will take place on Tuesday 25 June, 18:00 to 19:00, via Zoom. Eilidh Akilade (Writing Communities Administrator at Scottish Book Trust) will offer some top tips and answer your questions on the applying to the New Writers Award.

A session transcript and introductory recording will be available upon request to anyone unable to attend.

Any questions about the awards or the Q&A session, please contact eilidh.akilade@scottishbooktrust.com

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The Event

  • This session is free and will be approximately 1 hour long, beginning promptly at 18:00pm.
  • This event is for people interested in applying to the New Writers Awards.
  • This session will be hosted online using Zoom (Scottish Book Trust will send instructions to participants closer to the workshop date). 


Before participating in this online event, please note the following:

  • Events are hosted online using Zoom.
  • To participate you will need an internet/wi-fi connection, a desktop or mobile device to join by audio and/or video and writing materials/device.
  • You may mute your mic/switch off video or take a break at any time.
  • All SBWN events will adhere to our Safer Spaces Policy.
  • For participants on low incomes, we have some bursaries for data (£7) and caregiver/childcare (£30) for this online events.

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