Previous winner, Heather Marshall, launched the 2014 competition at a lovely evening event yesterday. The great weather, the footie and a local debate on the Scottish Referendum probably all contributed to just a select few folk who enjoyed a story from Cynthia Rogerson and an introduction to the exciting developments at (soon to be independent) Moniack Mhor Writer’s Centre. Heather read from her brand new novel, The Thorn Tree and excited us with some brilliant character development – three strong women characters. Clear that sparks will fly! Heather sold out her suitcase supplies but the book is available in the UK at the moment as an e-book from Waterstones and she hopes too to be in paper version here soon.

So – what you have all been waiting for!! The theme of this year’s Baker Prize is:


Be as creative as you like with the several meanings of the word.

If you are entering for the Gaelic section we are accepting a wider theme of “RISING”

    for that section of the competition only.

All details and the form and how to pay the entry fee are on the click of the Baker 2014 button here. LET THE WRITING COMMENCE!