During this introductory year only the first 500 entries will be accepted for the competition. All writers are therefore urged to send in their stories at the earliest opportunity. When we get close to this number we will post an alert on the front page of the Scottish Arts Club web site www.scottishartsclub.co.uk .
You are therefore encouraged to send in your entries well before the deadline.
Chief Judge: Alexander McCall Smith
First Prize of £300
Presented during the Scottish Arts Club Annual Garden Party
Saturday 16 August 2014
Travel and accommodation during the Edinburgh Festival
To enable the winner to attend the award ceremony, the Scottish Arts Club will provide travel for 2 people from any UK location to Edinburgh and accommodation for 2 nights for 2 people sharing on Friday 15 and Saturday 16 August. This will allow the winner some free time to enjoy the Edinburgh Festival.
Publication of the winning story in the Scottish Arts Club Magazine
Signed copies of a novel by Alexander McCall Smith awarded to writers of the top ten stories
Top ten stories will be placed on the Scottish Arts Club website.
The Scottish Arts Club, located in Rutland Square, Edinburgh is delighted to announce our first Short Story Competition with celebrated author Alexander McCall Smith as the chief judge. Those familiar with McCall Smith’s work will know that the historic Scottish Arts Club, located in Rutland Square, has featured several of his popular novels.
Stories entered for the competition do not have to be associated with Scotland. The stories must not have been previously broadcast on radio, read aloud as part of a commercial performance or published in any format including on a web site that is open to the public. Previously published and unpublished authors may submit entries.
All entrants should be over 16 years and submit stories in Microsoft WORD via email.
1,500 words (stories over the word limit will be disqualified)
Every story entered carries a £10 fee