The theme for SMHAF 2019 was Connected. Read the shortlisted entries from our writing competition, collected in this eBook illustrated by Josie Vallely.
The theme for the SMHAF Writing Awards 2019, held in partnership with Bipolar Scotland, was Connected. The ceremony was hosted at St George's Tron Church in Glasgow by bestselling author Ian Rankin, with music by Emma Pollock.
There were over 200 entries to the competition, a significant increase on previous years. The 12 winning entries have been collected in this eBook, as well as a set of printed materials, designed by artist Josie Vallely.
1st Place: Outside In, by Shirley Gillan
2nd Place: Message in a Bottle, by Eilidh Clark
3rd Place: Twenty Five, Vanilla Milkshake, by Benny Allen
Fragments, by Shirley Gillan
In Sync, by Alyson Lawson
Still Hingin Oan by Brian Reid
Under Pressure, by Laura Barbour
Affirmations by William Sutton
Shoormal, by Aileen Paterson
The Keeper of the Keys, by Ewan Gault
I’m Doing My Best, by Cathie Devitt
Alarm, by Hannah Retallick