Travel Writing Award

The Travel Writing Award was established to give a writer, living and/or working in Scotland, the opportunity to develop skills in the genre and enhance their writing practice.

Kindly donated by Mairi Hedderwick, the Travel Writing Award will this year support one place on the Writing and Place Fiction and Non-Fiction Tutored Retreat at Moniack Mhor Creative Writing Centre (May 13th– 18th, 2019).  The tutors for the course are Kapka Kassabova and Malachy Tallack, with guest Cat Flyn.

The award is open to unpublished or published writers living and working in Scotland who have, or would like to have, a travel piece in development.

We ask applicants to submit one document which includes:-

  • A covering letter that provides a summary of your work in progress, how you arrived at the concept or idea, what stage you are at with the work and how you feel this award would benefit you.
  • Your full CV, highlighting any relevant literary achievements – such as publications – your background and other experience. Full contact details should also be provided.
  • A sample of your work, no more than 2000 words long.

It is really helpful if you can include page numbers, a header or footer with your name and if you save the document with your name as the file name (but no points deducted if any of this is beyond your IT capabilities!).

The deadline for applications is Tuesday February 12th, 2019 at 5pm.

Applications should preferably be sent by email to: with the subject line: Travel Writing Award.We are also happy to receive applications by post: Moniack Mhor Writers’ Centre, Teavarran, Kiltarlity, Inverness-shire IV4 7HT.

For any enquiries please contact: Eilidh Smith – Programme Manager – on or 01463741675

You can find out more details about previous winners HERE.




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