News Archive: October 2017

Why you should enter the YWSP – from last year’s winners!

24th October, 2017

As the deadline for the 2017 YWSP approaches, we asked last year’s winners Demelza Mason and Alice Sargent to tell us why it’s a great idea to enter the creative writing prize. ‘I think the YWSP is the perfect starting point for any writer who lacks confidence in showing their work to other people, as… Read More »

All aboard for Imagining History!

13th October, 2017

Young writers get the chance to revisit the wonderful Trinity House of Leith with a second Imagining History workshop to be held there on 27th October 2017.  Some places are still available for students aged 16-19 years. The first workshop at Trinity House in September provided inspiration and advice on creative writing to Advanced Higher History… Read More »

Our research into period settings revealed

4th October, 2017

To mark the opening of this year’s Walter Scott Prize, we conducted an extensive survey into the period settings of historical fiction, based on the 650 novels submitted for the prize over its eight-year history. Prize shortlists were also analysed, to see whether period setting had an effect on which books made the shortlist. Fascinating… Read More »