Future Stories – Scottish Book Trust
As part of Scottish Book Trust’s annual writing project – Your Stories – they’re asking people all over Scotland to submit true stories inspired by their theme for this year: Future.
‘Every day we cast ourselves into the future, imagining what’s next in our lives. We tell ourselves stories about where we’ll go and with who, or reflect on how the past has shaped us. For many of us, the future represents opportunity and gives us hope that we can make positive change for our loved ones, our communities or ourselves. ‘
You may be an activist desperate to bring about a transformation, an eternal optimist setting a target or a dreamer wondering what the next chapter in your life will brig – Scottish Book Trust wants to hear your story.
The competition is open to everyone including novice writers. Your story can be in written, audio or video form. It can be a the form of your choice – a story, poem, play, letter, or even a comic strip! Stories written in Scots and Gaelic too would also be welcomed.
Every entry will appear on the Scottish Book Trust website and a selection will be published in a free book for Book Week Scotland, national celebration of books and reading.
How to submit
Cut off date is Friday 5 June.
See full details on how to submit at Scottish Book Trust
Look out for a very personal piece from Samina Chaudry, winner of Next Chapter Award 2019, on Scottish Book Trust Website later in April, 2020. Samina will also be leading the first online workshop. (Link will be added when available).
‘So whether a story, poem, play, letter or even comic strip! ‘scottishbktrust would love to hear what the future means to you.’
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