News & Opinion

A roundup of the latest SoA news articles, blogs, interviews, notices and opportunities for writers. Click on the specific section to view all.


Speak Out – SoA joins campaign

Join us at the next vigil on Wednesday 17 May at 1pm, a month ahead of the fifth anniversary of Raif Badawi’s arrest.


Everything a Writer Needs

Philip Paris explores the opportunities of ScotsWrite, the upcoming writers' conference near Glasgow.

Finding Hidden Talent

Broadcaster and children's author Hilary Robinson describes the value of what's not said.

Tips for New Writers

At the Authors' North Broadcasting Day we caught up with some established screenwriters to ask them for their best tips.


The Author magazine

This issue considers authors as businesses, of course – but it puts our humanity first.

James McConnachie, Editor, Spring 2017


[PRIZE] First Novel Prize 2017

There's still time to enter your unpublished or independently published manuscript in this year's First Novel Prize.