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The University of Edinburgh's three creative writing prizes, open for 2024 submissions
2023 Creative Writing Prizes

2023 Creative Writing Prizes

Read all the winners’ and runners’ up entries here

Sloan Prize


The Immortality of a Crab – Declan Kelly

Runners Up

1st Runner Up – The Unfurled Teeger – Edward McLaren

2nd Runner Up – Stanes – Suzy Enoch

3rdRunner Up – The Sound o Hame – Meghan Link

Grierson Verse Prize


Single Track Road – Rachel Rankin

Runners Up

1st Runner Up – Lessons – Kate Genevieve

2nd Runner Up – The Future is a Dying Dog – Malika McKenney

3rd Runner Up – Breeding Fires – Alice Eaves

Short List

Para Abuela AmparoOlivia Calderón

A future is both the prevention and progression of death – Alyson Kissner

The bodies on the hill – Oona Mackinnon-Hoban

Long List

You are my future but I am not yours – Meira Bradley

The Mudlark – Isabelle Hodgson

First attempt at a new poem for the future – Tom Mcmillan

So young am I that I cannot know – Katie O’Connor

Solutions – Kinslee Sikes

Lewis Edwards Memorial Prize


Georgie – Pollyanna Jackson

Runners Up

1st Runner Up – Four – Rosie Gandon

2nd Runner Up – Bear Hunt – Devki Panchmatia

3rd Runner Up – Collecting Dust – Holly Sargent

Short List

Apricot Stone – Haig Lucas

Sewing – Molly Reed

Flightless – Armaan Verma

Long List

Tabula Rasa – James Blackthorne

His Name Was Leon – Damien Caldwell

Nails – Maya Engwell

The Ghost Period – Ailsa Fraser

La Costurera/The Seamstress – Flora Leask Arizpe

Blood Vignette – Marisa Lee

Sacred and Profane – Sonya Macdonald

Pinprick – Scarlett Smyth

Portrait of the Chemist as a Boy – Cal Sutherland



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