Callan Gordon Award

The Callan Gordon Award is currently closed for applications. The Callan Gordon Award runs every two years. 

The Callan Gordon Award has been set up to celebrate the life of Callan Gordon, a young Scottish writer. Callan's family have generously supported the award that will provide one additional place on the New Writers Awards programme. The Callan Gordon Award is open to short story writers and poets between the ages of 18 and 35. 


Callan Gordon
Callan Gordon (1983-2011)

Tragically Callan took his own life on the morning of the 10th of September 2011. Callan’s life revolved around writing; he was a keen observer of everything around him, using his poems and short stories to understand and communicate the way in which he viewed the world. Callan has left his fingerprints on all our lives and will never be gone from our hearts and our memories. We are glad that his memory will live on in the Callan Gordon Award for New Writers in association with the Scottish Book Trust.  

Click here to find out more about Callan and his writing


Help keep the award going

The Gordon family are fundraising for the Callan Gordon Award. You can support their fundraising by making a donation on their justgiving page.