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New Writing Award Launched in Memory of Author and Journalist Ian Bell

The National Union of Journalists Edinburgh Branch and Ian Bell’s family launch a new award today to commemorate Ian Bell, the radical journalist and author who died in December 2015.

Ian was a member of the NUJ branch. The prize is for an unpublished piece of 1,500-2,000 words in the critical style of Ian Bell, written in a style – taut, provocative but thoughtful – suitable for online and newspaper publication.

The subject can be drawn from politics, culture, modern society, history, international affairs, Scotland, or related topics, and can be investigative reporting or informed commentary.

Entries, together with name, date of birth and place of work/study (if any), should be emailed to Hilary Horrocks by 30 November 2017.

Entries will be judged by Iain Macwhirter, author and political commentator, The Herald and The Sunday Herald; Melanie Reid, writer and columnist, The Times; and Michael Gray, former reporter for CommonSpace.

The winner will be announced in early February, and will receive a prize of £500 and publication in Scottish Review of Books.  

More information can be found here.