Write a story on the theme: hello from the future

Edinburgh is a City of Literature

Event Date: 
1 July 2020 to 27 July 2020

Each month we’ll provide a prompt to get you started, but where the story goes from there is entirely up to you. This time our competition is inspired by our Book Week Scotland 2020 theme: Future. As an extra special prize, the winning stories in July will be printed as posters to be displayed during our annual celebration of books, reading and writing, 16-22 Nov 2020.

The competition includes four categories: adult writers, all-age Gaelic writers, young writers 5-11 and young writers 12-18. The entries will be judged by a panel and the four winning stories will be published on our website roughly two weeks after the closing date. A prize will be awarded to a writer in each category. These prizes will be different from usual due to current distruption to office and postal services, but we're very happy to offer the below:

Whether you're a seasoned writer or you've always fancied picking up a pen, why not give it a go? You can check out previous winning entries for inspiration too.