Call for Readers

Call for Volunteer Readers  – CLOSED FOR 2018

We are looking for keen and talented volunteer readers to help us work towards a wonderful longlist for The Highland Book Prize 2018.  If you enjoy reading (fiction, non-fiction, short stories, poetry), are able to read as many as six novels, or as few as one, in the space of seven weeks and provide a short report on what you’ve read, we’d like to hear from you.

What we’ll need from you:-

  • a commitment to read your allocated submissions and write a short report following our scoring criteria
  • the ability to read your allocated novels within a seven-week period (August 24th – October 12th, 2018) and submit your reader reports on or before Friday, October 12th 2018
  • a declaration that you will not share or in any way distribute the reading material with which you’re provided
  • an understanding that the material and any relating correspondence about the prize must be kept confidential

If you are interested, please send an email to detailing:-


(1) why you think you’ll make an excellent reader for this project

(2) a list of the last three books you have read and

(3) a three sentence report for each book.


For more information, please contact Richmond, Eilidh or Rachel at Moniack Mhor by email or call us on 01463 741 675.

You can download a PDF with more information HERE.