A K Bell Library,
Perth PH2 8EP
t: +44 (0)1738 477062
The Soutar House,
27 Wilson Street,
Perth PH2 0EX
t: +44 (0)1738 643687
This annual competition is now in its thirteenth year and alternates between poetry and short stories. The competition in 2014 requires short stories to be entered. Entry is free and open to anyone in the world over the age of 16, but individuals are limited to entering two two short stories only.
This yearís judge is ZoŽ Strachan who is a Scottish writer.
She has written three novels, Negative Space (2002, Picador), Spin Cycle (2004, Picador) and Ever Fallen in Love (2011, Sandstone).
ZoŽ also writes short stories, libretti, plays, essays and journalism.
You can find out more on ZoŽ's website..
An Arvon Writing course at Moniack Mhor (for which the normal fee would be approximately £700), or another of the UK Arvon Centres. The winner will be announced by Zoe Strachan at 12:30 on Writersí Day, Saturday 30th August 2014, at the AK Bell Library Perth. The day also features free workshops from Susi Maguire (Short Stories, 10:30) and Magi Gibson (Finding Your True Voice, also 10:30).
£100 Book Token.
A local prize of a £50 book token will be awarded for the best work from a resident of Perth and Kinross.
Failure to comply with the above rules will result in disqualification from the competition.
You may download the entry form in either Word or pdf format by clicking the appropriate icon.
Announced at the Writers' Day on 31st August 2013, where competition judge Brian Johnstone and Provost of Perth and Kinross Council Liz Grant presented the prizes.
|Land Girls||Nikki Magennis|
|Sin Eater||Lynn Myint-Maung|
|Trick Performed on Smeaton's Bridge||Heather Reid|
|Miracles of Light||Polly Atkin|
|The Sun Bathers||Roy Marshall|
|Dust to Dust||Helen Addy|
|Le Chaos de MourŤze||Jean Atkin|
|Leukin to Sea||John Brewster|
|The Waff||Ian Hunter|
|Spinning with Gravity||Nikki Magennis|
|Bearing South||Susan Mansfield|
Announced at the Writers' Day on 25th August 2012:
|Tea at the Ritz||Diane Chorley|
|When Mozart steyed the nicht in Methil||John Brewster|
|Fox's Cabin||Joanne Bales|
|Outlawed||Robin H. Rodger|
|Annie's Tale||Elizabeth M. Taylor|
|Bonny Peggy Alison||Mary Johnston|
|Thon muckle bonnet||Elizabeth M. Taylor|
Announced at the Writers' Day on 26th March 2011:
|am aa din||John Brewster|
|Saddam Husseinís Overbite Speaks Out||Josh Ekroy|
|3rd Prize (and Local Prize)|
|What Part of NoÖ?||Heather Reid|
|Wilfred Owenís Last Letter||Roy Marshall|
|In Bed He Smells Like a Butcher||Heather Reid|
|East Neuk Storm||Vicky Paine|
|Mouche Volante||Sharon Black|
|Mad person in your temple||Deborah Trayhurn|
Membership of FoWSS is free, and you have the opportunity to organise or participate in projects designed to promote Soutar and his works. In addition, members receive an annual newsletter, notification of all FoWSS events and publications, and are invited to an annual Soutar Tea held at the Soutar House. Please use the Contact page if you would like to find out more about FoWSS.