Creative Writing Competition: inspired by Robert Louis Stevenson – S4 to S6

S4-S6 learners can enter a creative writing competition based upon the works of Robert Louis Stevenson.

Prizes for the competition

The entries will be judged by acclaimed author Louise Welsh, who will also lead a writing workshop for the best entrants, with up to twelve places on offer. All those selected will receive a certificate and a year’s free membership of the Edinburgh Robert Louis Stevenson Club.

In addition, four individual awards of £100 are available for Fiction, Reflective Writing, Poetry and Writing in Scots (in any of these three forms). There will also a trophy for the overall winner’s school.

Fiction, Reflective Writing, Poetry

The piece submitted should be directly inspired by Stevenson’s writing or some aspect of his life. Candidates should write a brief paragraph describing this stimulus and how it has influenced them to write.

We encourage entries written in

Scots or in English.

Creative writing produced for SQA folio work may be submitted.

Prose items should be no more than

1500 words, poetry no more than 40 lines.

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