The Saltire Society Literary Awards are currently closed to submissions.


The Saltire Society team are working to hard secure a sponsor to help make Scotland's National Book Awards 2021 happen. We know how important it is to celebrate the incredible work publishers and writers have been doing since the last Awards and so we intend to accept submissions of books published between the end of 2019 Awards eligibility deadline (September 2019) and February 2021 giving us an 18 month window. 

If you have any questions in the meantime or you wish to be notified when the Awards open, please email




Scotland's National Book Awards

Winners 2019



The Saltire Society announced the winners of the 2019 Literary Awards at a glittering ceremony at the National Museum of Scotland on Saturday 30 November.  Kirstie Blair received the prestigious Saltire Society Scottish Book of the Year Award for her Working Verse in Victorian Scotland: Poetry, Press, Community (published by Oxford University Press), and in a new award for 2019 Alasdair Gray was awarded the inaugural Saltire Society Scottish Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to Scottish literature.