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Literature Funding Guide Directories Booktrust: Prizes and Awards Directory of literary prizes and book awards. www.booktrust.org.uk/Prizes-and-awards City of Literature Trust : Literary Prizes Directory of literary prizes and book awards. www.cityofliterature.com/ecol.aspx?sec=4&pid=156 The Writer’s Compass: Funding Opportunities Listings of funding available for professional development, including details of specific awards, bursaries and grants. www.nawe.co.uk/the-writers-compass/funding/rolling-funding.html Story: Short Story Competitions Awards and competition listings for short stories. www.theshortstory.org.uk/prizes

Public Funding National Live Literature Funding Live Literature Funding is a national initiative to enable Scottish citizens to meet and engage with writers, playwrights, poets, storytellers and illustrators. www.scottishbooktrust.com/node/3864 Playwrights’ Studio Scotland: Writers' Projects Professional playwrights can apply for up to £3,250 to support any aspect of their writing development. www.playwrightsstudio.co.uk/opportunities.htm Creative Scotland: Literature Investment Creative Scotland assists in developing Scottish literature through support for writers, writing and the publishing industry across Scotland. www.creativescotland.com/literature-and-storytelling-development-workers Publishing Scotland: Go-See Grants Fund For Scottish-based publishers to attend national and international book trade fairs. www.publishingscotland.co.uk/PublishingInformation/default.aspx?pid=166 Page 1 of 2 Cultural Enterprise Office, 2007-2011 www.culturalenterpriseoffice.co.uk T: 0844 544 9990


Creative Scotland: Book Awards The Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust Book Awards recognise and reward literary excellence in literary fiction, poetry, and literary non-fiction. www.creativescotland.com/#/arts-screen-and-creative-industries/literature

Regional Grant provision differs considerably per region therefore it is essential that you check directly with your own local authority for details of any schemes provided.

Fundraising, Foundations and Trusts The Bruntswood Prize Britain’s biggest playwriting competition, open to anyone aged 16 or over. www.writeaplay.co.uk Dundee International Book Prize Cash and publishing prize for emerging novelists for an unpublished novel on any theme and in any genre. www.dundeebookprize.com/index.htm Kelpies Prize To encourage and reward new Scottish writing for children. www.florisbooks.co.uk/kelpiesprize The Royal Literary Fund Assistance for those who have published several works for a general readership and are suffering financial hardship. www.rlf.org.uk/applyingforassistance.cfm The James Tait Black Memorial Prize Offers support for biography and fiction writers of any nationality. www.englit.ed.ac.uk/jtbinf.htm The Society of Authors Grants to help with work in progress for established writers. www.societyofauthors.net/grants-and-prizes Tom McGrath Trust 2011 Maverick Award Support for playwrights and translators working in Scotland. http://tommcgrathtrust.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/maverick-award-applicationguidelines.pdf

Disclaimer: Cultural Enterprise Office is not responsible for any advice or information provided by any external organisation referenced in this document. Page 2 of 2 Cultural Enterprise Office, 2007-2011 www.culturalenterpriseoffice.co.uk T: 0844 544 9990

Literature Funding  

A guide to key funding for the literature sector.