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Sweet Fruit, Sour Land wins ‘Not The Booker’

Congratulations to Rebecca Ley and her publisher Sandstone Press, on Sweet Fruit, Sour Land  winning the Not The Booker Prize 2018.

In a ‘brave decision’ the judges overruled the public vote, which went to Raising Sparks by Ariel Kahn, to put their weight behind  the debut dystopian novel, Sweet Fruit, Sour Land.

Courtesy sandstonepress.com

Read the full story here.


October 15, 2018

Open Project Funding for Literature: February 2018

Last month £1,034,174 of Creative Scotland Open Project Funding was awarded to 43 recipients, including individual artists, musicians, writers, theatre makers, festivals and organisations working across the arts, screen and creative industries. Over £950,000 of these awards has been awarded through National Lottery Funding.

Congratulations to the following organisations and individuals receiving funding in February 2018 for Literature:

Dingwall-based Sandstone Press have received funding to enable them to publish twenty-five new titles in 2018, including 10 fiction and 15 non-fiction titles, alongside professional development for members of the Sandstone Press.

Novelist Kate Tregaskis, writer Simon Wilson Hall and poet Jim Carruth have all received funding towards new works.

New writing publication Gutter Magazine has received funding to support its next four issues.

For funding information on the other cultural sectors, read the announcement on Creative Scotland’s website.

March 29, 2018