Aspiring and published writers may wish to note the 2015 Anstruther Writing Awards, organised by the Anstruther Improvements Association (AIA), are open for entries.
Categories and prizes area available for all ages, while there’s a stellar judging panel of four successful writers, all with East Neuk connections.
For primary school age creative writing, entries can be poetry, prose or illustrated fiction of up to 500 words, to be judged by award-winning children’s author Chae Strathie. For secondary school age poetry, or a short story of 1000-1500 words, the judge is author, journalist and musician, Doug Johnstone. For adults, there’s poetry, judged by author and poet Andrew Greig, and a short story of 1500 to 2500 words, judged by novelist Jennie Erdal. Entry is free for primary and secondary pupils, with a £5 entry fee for adults.
Writers of all ages can submit a single entry on any theme and in any genre, as long as it’s their own work and previously unpublished. The closing date for this year’s awards is September 30 - visit www.anstrutherimprovements.org.