Creative writing competition: Young Walter Scott Prize 2022


17 June 2022
The competition for young historical fiction writers has a prize of a £500 travel grant

The Young Walter Scott Prize is for stories by writers aged 11 to 19, set in a time before they were born.

Stories should be between 800 and 2,000 words, and may take any form, ie prose, poetry, drama, fictional diaries, letters or reportage.

Winners in two age categories, 11-15 and 16-19, will each receive a £500 travel grant to explore historical places in the UK, and a two-day trip to the Borders Book Festival. Winning stories will be published in a special YWSP anthology.

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Entry is free.

The closing date is 31 October.

For full details see the website.