Call for Readers

Can you help us to inform 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) and you are able to read and review entries between July and October, we’d like to hear from you.

Our Call for Readers will reopen in early 2022, but please do get in touch beforehand if you would like to register interest.

Win all 13 books on the 2020 longlist!

All 2021 Volunteer Readers will be entered into a prize draw to win the 13 books on the 2020 longlist. To enter please follow one of our social media accounts below, and apply to become a volunteer reader…

How to become a Volunteer Reader

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 books within a ten-week period (July – October) and submit your reader reports by early October.
  • 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
  • You don’t have to live in the Highlands to take part. Anyone can become a volunteer reader.

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 short three sentence report for each book.

(4) if you can read one or more of our Gaelic titles please specify this in your response. (Reader reports will still be submitted in English.)

For more information, please contact us by email or call us on 01463 741 675.

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Mun duais

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Tha an duais litreachais seo ga thoirt seachad le Comunn Gàidhealach Lunnainn agus ga ruith le Mon Ìothaig Mhòr – Ionad Sgrìobhaidh Chruthachail agus airson urram a thoirt do leabhraichean a chaidh a chruthachadh air a’ Ghàidhealtachd no feadhainn a tha mu dhèidhinn na Gàidhealtachd. Tha an William Grant Foundation a’ toirt seachad maoin airson com-pàirteachas a’ phobaill a bhrosnachadh ann an Duais Leabhair na Gàidhealtachd.

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