Young writers competition: The Young Walter Scott Prize 2022


16 May 2022
The contest is for historical fiction writers between the ages of 11 and 19

The Young Walter Scott Prize is inviting entries of short historical fiction between 800 and 2,000 words from writers from 11 to 19. Entries may be in any fictional form, ie prose, poetry, drama, fictional diaries, letters or reportage - and must be set in the past, ie before the writer was born.

There are two age categories: 11-15 and 16-19. Winners in each category will receive a £500 travel and research grant to explore historical places in the UK, and a two-day trip to Borders Book Festival in Melrose, Scotland. The winning stories will be published in a special Young Walter Scott Prize anthology.

Entry is free.

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The closing date is 31 October.

For full details see the website.


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