D&G in the Spotlight

Calling local writers of poetry and prose, fiction and non-fiction!

15 April 2024
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Wigtown Book Festival has created a series of morning reading slots and invites you to apply to share a short extract from your work.

Venue: The Open Book, 2 High St, Wigtown, DG8 9HQ

Time: 10:30-11:00am

Dates: Monday 30 September through Friday 4 October

The Slot: Three authors per day, ten minutes per author. This includes time for you to introduce yourself and field any audience questions.

Who’s Eligible: Published and unpublished authors of any age residing within Dumfries and Galloway

The Perks: You will receive a Same-Day All-Access pass to any event that is not sold out, plus Same-Day Access to the Authors’ Retreat. Your name will be included in our programme.

As an added bonus, we will waive our standard percentage fee if you wish to sell books, chapbooks or pamphlets at the end of your reading.

The Deadline: Please submit your request and a brief sample of your work no later than 3 June 2024.

How to Apply: Email Programmer Lee Randall at: [email protected] with a sample of no more than 5,000 words of the work you intend to read. Successful applicants will be notified by 14th June, via email.

Please Note:

  • No fee is offered for this reading, and you are responsible for your transportation and accommodation.
  • When choosing a reading, please be aware that Wigtown Book Festival will not tolerate any form of hurtful language, discrimination, abuse, marginalisation or insulting behaviour on the grounds of gender, ethnicity, religion, background, skin colour, religious belief, sexuality, gender identity, socioeconomic class, caste, disability or age. Please remember that there may be children present.