Call for Readers

Can you help us to read for the longlist?

We are looking for keen and talented volunteer readers to help us work towards a wonderful longlist for The Highland Book Prize.  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 28th – October 14th, 2019) and submit your reader reports on or before Tuesday 14th October, 2019
  • 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 highlandbookprize@moniackmhor.org.uk 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.

(4) if you are fluent in Gaelic please specify this in your response.

For more information, please contact Mirren, Richmond, Eilidh or Rachel at Moniack Mhor by email highlandbookprize@moniackmhor.org.uk or call us on 01463 741 675.

You can download a PDF with more information HERE.