SAW News


'******* Competition Deadline Extended *******

We are pleased to announce that the Submission Deadline for the for both the Janetta Bowie, non fiction novel category and the Barbara Hammond, self published novel competitions are being extended to January 13th 2017 in order to give all writers the possibility to submit entries.’

After the highly successful Write up North event in Arbroath we are pleased to announce the

Award Ceremony for the Solstice Competitions will be held in Westerwood Hotel and Conference Centre on Saturday 24th September (competition participants do not need to attend, those placed will be notified)

Club Representatives’ Meeting please note that we will be holding a special Club Representative Meeting in the Westerwood Hotel to coincide with the Award Ceremony on Saturday 24th September.



Marc Sherland and Jen Butler sign into existance, the newly prepared update to the SAW constitution.

Marc Sherland signs the new contract with the Westerwood Hotel for 2018 & 19. Jen Butler watches to make sure he knows how to spell his name. (Please note the new Westerwood Gold Leaf - Short Story Trophy)

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Dear Friends,

I hope this brand new SAW Newsletter, finds you well and with a full tank of ink in your pens.

I enclose the June edition of the Scottish Association of Writers' Newsletter for you to read and circulate.

I am also keen for readers to forward a piece of writing to be considered for inclusion in future Newsletters.

Should you wish to promote your Writing Club, a successful member, or place an advert in the Newsletter, I would be delighted to hear from you (

Kind regards


Publicity Officer