Writing Rammy

The Writing Rammy is now closed for 2023. Thank you to everyone who has entered, the response has been wonderful. We will be in touch with the winners in due course and in advance of our celebration event on Monday 13th November.

We're thrilled to announce the sixth year of the Writing Rammy, Falkirk Libraries' short fiction and poetry competition.

The Writing Rammy is open to all ages, whether you're 7 or 70! Taking part couldn’t be easier: Write a short piece of fiction or poetry on a theme of your choice (word counts and entry info below). You can also produce a story in comic book form.

Our favourite entries will receive a gift voucher, some nice stationery and an invitation to our celebration event, where we'll invite you to stand up and read your entry (if you want to). Winners will also have the chance to see their entry in eBook format on our Libby app!

About the Writing Rammy

Submit a story or poem no longer than 500 words (the entry does not need to be as long as 500 words). Alternatively, you can submit an entry in comic form, of no longer than 4 sides of A4.

Our panel will choose a winner and runner up in each of the following categories.

  • 8 and under
  • 9+
  • Young Adult 12+
  • Adult (18+)
  • Family Rammy (best family entry)

Winners will be announced in November and invited to a celebration during Book Week Scotland on Monday 13 November 2023 where they will be invited to read their work.

How to enter

You can take part if you live in, work in, or regularly visit the Falkirk area. You'll find all the entry information in our Writing Rammy rules. Please read these carefully before submitting as it includes information about word limits and entry format.

Family Rammy

For a chance to scoop our Family Rammy prize, get together with the other members of your family and each write a story or poem and send in your entries together. We want everyone to take part – mums, dads, grannies, uncles, big brothers, cousins… the whole family!

But seriously, Family Rammy entries don’t need to involve lots of people – it can involve as little as one entry each from two members of the same family.

Previous Winners

Visit our Library Love Falkirk blog to check out the previous winning entries.

You can also download the 2021 winners in our eBook app.

Writing Rammy for schools

Get everyone involved in your school – staff and pupils!

Up for grabs is a Live Literature session to bring an author, illustrator, or poet to your school during Book Week Scotland (13-19 November 2023). This will go to one school who participates in the Writing Rammy.

All the school entries will be entered into a draw – the more entries from your school, the greater the chance of winning the visit. The pupil or staff member whose entry is pulled out in the draw will also win a prize.

When sending in entries for your class, please also be sure to include the name of the school and the class teacher's contact details (if applicable).


Sign Up

Create an account to save upcoming events and classes, and get recommendations tailored for you.

Sign up via Email or Sign up with Google

Already have an account? Log in


About You

Enter your basic account information below. You'll use this to sign-in in future and on different devices.

Almost there!

Let us know your interests to get started on recommendations, and receive our top picks via email. Email preferences can be tailored in your account dashboard.

Keep me updated about the following:

Skip this step

Empty Heart to Full Heart

Welcome to your account!

You're all set! You can now use the heart icon to save events and classes to remember for later. Use the heart icon in the header to access your account.

Go to My FCT Back to browsing

Sign In

Please sign-in to see your saved events and recommendations.

Sign in via Email or Sign in with Google

No account? No problem! Get started


Sign in to your account

Please enter your email address and password.

Share this

Page added!

has been added to your preferences.

Page removed!

has been removed off your preferences.

Welcome to Falkirk Art's Checkout

This is your basket area and allows you to add film, event and theater bookings and then checkout and pay all in one place. 

New Customer?
Welcome - simply create your account today.

Existing Customer?
Great - simply browse through our range of items and add them to your basket.


Forgot Your Password ?

No problem! If you've already registered with us, simply enter your email address and we'll email you a brand new one.

Once you've pressed, "SEND PASSWORD" check your email, copy and paste the details the next time you sign in.