Scottish Book Trust's New Writers Awards highlight some of the most exciting new writing in Scotland. The New Writers Awards is an annual awards programme supporting individuals committed to developing their writing. It began in 2009 and in 2010 we incorporated two Gaelic New Writers Awards in association with the Gaelic Books Council. 2013 saw the introduction of an additional space on the programme thanks to the Callan Gordon Award for short story writers or poets aged between 18 and 35. The Callan Gordon Award runs every two years.