“I am for adjectives like beezer, dreich, quare, and nouns like clart, drouth, gleed, mizzle, oxters, scoot-hole, smoor, and verbs like boke, fissle, greet, hunker, swither, and adverbs like furnenst. I am for non-standard English language as a legitimate and enriching form of critical and creative writing which does not take modalities of criticality as given, rather it tends to, and experiments with non-division between practice and theory, criticism and creativity.”
– Maria Fusco


Two great writing opportunities have just been announced.

“Boke, quare and clart – “Dialecty’ is a new project from on dialects, and we’re taking submissions.”

Details are here.

At the same time the Glasgow Women’s Library has launched Bold Types:

“Be bold and submit your short stories and poems to Scotland’s only free creative writing competition for women. Our theme this year is Body Positive. As ever, we are looking for diverse interpretations of this idea, so give your creative muse free rein and email your short stories and poems of up to 1,000 words to [email protected] with ‘Bold Types Competition Entry’ in the subject line. You can enter once in each category and it’s completely free to enter.”

The closing date for entries is Friday 10th November.

More details are here.

Go on.


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