The Scottish Book Trust has launched awards for 3 teenaged writers aged 14-17.
Participants will be mentored over 7 months by Cathy Forde, author of Sugarcoated, SKAARS and Firestarter. She'll help them to hone their creative writing skills.
They'll also get to meet other writers and agents, visit Scholastic (the London publisher of the Horrible Histories and Philip Pulman's His Dark Materials), and attend the Edinburgh International Book Festival.
Participants must be free for a few online sessions on Thursday evenings, and on the following days: Sats 19 June, 28 August, 9 October, and Fri 26 Nov.
Applications should be made by 31 May 2010. Guidelines are available by clicking on the pdf below.