Read the work of the Vernal Equinox Competition winners!

Here are the winners of the 2020 FWS Vernal Equinox Competition. The work of those who gave approval for their work to be published here can be read by clicking on the title. Poetry 1st  Roger Elkin                                 Remembering VukovarContinue reading “Read the work of the Vernal Equinox Competition winners!”

The FWS collective online story..

Our Scriever Charlie Gracie challenged our Facebook members to write a story in blocks of nine words on Saturday 16th May 2020. You had to be think on your feet to take part! If the segment didn’t follow on from the previous one, if it was just posted to the page, if comments were justContinue reading “The FWS collective online story..”

Deadline change for FWS Vernal Equinox competition

Owing to the unprecedented situation created by Covid-19 the deadline for the competition has now been extended until 30 April. Successful entrants will now be notified by 3 July and the award ceremony on 20 June has been cancelled, though not of course the awards themselves. Please do think about putting in an entry ifContinue reading “Deadline change for FWS Vernal Equinox competition”

Submissions open for next FWS Anthology

This year’s New Voices Press Anthology is now open for submissions. Submissions are invited from **FWS MEMBERS ONLY** until March 20th 2020 for the next anthology. Poems, stories and other literary compositions or graphics should be submitted according to the layout, size and number indicated in our guide for submissions at When ready, the submissions should be sent to Janet Crawford at reading “Submissions open for next FWS Anthology”

Sudden Fame – last few slots

Sudden Fame Sunday 29 March 2020 6.30-8.30pm Mitchell Library Glasgow (room to be announced) We’re delighted that we are again able to offer our Sudden Fame event at the 2020 Aye Write! festival. Sudden Fame is a spoken word event where members of the Federation of Writers, the public and members of writers’ groups, are providedContinue reading “Sudden Fame – last few slots”

FWS Vernal Equinox Competition Opens

Federation of Writers Scotland Vernal Equinox Competition 2020  ****NEW DEADLINE: midnight on 30 April 2020**** Prizes in each category: 1st prize £100, 2nd prize £25, 3rd prize £10  Rules of Entry There will be five categories: open poetry; open short stories; open flash fiction; poetry or flash fiction in Scottish Gaelic; poetry or flash fiction inContinue reading “FWS Vernal Equinox Competition Opens”

2019 Successful launch of High Tide FWS

The FWS 2019 Anthology ‘High Tide’ was successfully launched at the Scottish Poetry Library in Edinburgh on 2 November 2019. There were 21 readers, including some of the winners of the the FWS Vernal Equinox competition: Stephen Watt, Emma Baker, Derek Brown, Montague Chambers, Jane Lamb, Steve May, Sheila Millar, Deborah Moffat, Sue Proudlove, LeelaContinue reading “2019 Successful launch of High Tide FWS”

Horse Power at Heriot-Watt

The FWS pamphlet Horse Power, a celebration of James Watt on the 200th anniversary of his death, came to Heriot-Watt University on September 26th. HWU is partly named after the great engineering innovator, and three FWS members, two of them HWU members of staff, were invited to read from Horse Power to a large audienceContinue reading “Horse Power at Heriot-Watt”