Love to write?

What has about 20 legs, drinks tea, laughs and writes furiously? Well, on a good Tuesday night, that's us.

We're a friendly group of writers who meet weekly at An Lanntair in Stornoway. We're open to anyone over the age of 16, writing in any genre or style, and at any level of ability.

If you want to join us, come along to one of our meetings (no need to book in advance, just turn up) or contact us if you want to know more.

Latest news

Astronaut

Open to a very wide range of fantasy stories, from full-on sword and sorcery to magic realism. Deadline 30 June.

Writing at laptop

For previously unpublished Kindle publications over 5000 words, £20,000 prize, closing date 17 May. 

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11th Aesthetica Creative Writing Award is now open for poetry and short fiction entries. 

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Now in its 17th year, the Raymond Carver Short Story Contest is one of the most renowned fiction contests in the world. Closing date 15 May 2017.