Project information

Callan Gordon New Writers Fund

Providing funding for an award in memory of Callan Gordon.

Annual programme

Charity information: Scottish Book Trust

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  • Need

    Need

    The Callan Gordon New Writers Fund supports an emerging new writer in Scotland to develop their writing talent.

    Solution

    Awardees receive a cash award and professional development which can include mentoring from writers and industry professionals, training in PR, performance and presentation training, and the opportunity to showcase work to publishers and agents.

    The award also includes a week long retreat giving writers the time, space and the freedom to create new work in idyllic surroundings.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Providing a place on Scottish Book Trust's New Writers Awards.

    Activities

    » Provide professional support and mentoring for an emerging writer, giving them the time to focus on and develop their work.

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  • Impact

    Impact

    The long term aim of our New Writers Programme is to maintain and grow a vibrant creative writing community in Scotland to ensure new literature that reflects the experience of people living in Scotland.

    Over the past eight years, we have supported 91 writers through our New Writers Awards programme, of whom a quarter have gone on to be published.

    Risk

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    Reporting

    Through Callan Gordon's family.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £5,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £5,000 New Writers Award One year of professional mentoring and support.
  • Background

    Location

    The project is based in Scotland.

    Beneficiaries

    The Callan Gordon New Writers Fund will support an emerging new writer who is based in Scotland.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We are expert at what we do and unique in how we support readers and writers across Scotland.

    Over the past eight years, we have supported 91 writers through our New Writers Award programme, of whom a quarter have gone on to be published.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

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