‘the prescription’ Prizes in Creative Writing

Written by on April 14, 2023

In 2023 the RCPSG is launching its new ‘the prescription’ competition for creative writing around its historic collection of medical items representing Glasgow’s health care history.

There are three categories – prose (including script), poetry and hybrid writing, with one prize of £100 in each which will be presented at an event at the College in October 2023.

You can access our online collections here and you should include the name of the item that inspired you and its catalogue number in your competition entry.

The closing date for the competition is 31 July 2023, and you can find full details of how to enter and rules/eligibility here. If you would like to come into the College to view any of our collections please email us library@rcpsg.ac.uk to make an appointment.

Good luck, and we look forward to receiving your entries!

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  1. Anon says:

    I have emailed an entry in but have not received an acknowledgement. This is making me concerned that my entry has not been received. I haven’t had any notification that the email was not delivered. Perhaps acknowledgement of receipt is still coming? I didn’t want to email again for fear of invalidating my entry and it’s now past the deadline for entry at any rate. This is the first ever writing competition I have ever entered so I am very apprehensive but also excited. I do really hope that my entry was received.

    • Clare Harrison says:

      Hi there. Just to let you know we’ve tried emailing again but it’s still bouncing back. The problem seems to be with the account it’s redirecting to rather then the one you have sent us the details of. Hope this helps you to get it sorted out but don’t worry we do definitely have your entry.

    • Kirsty Earley says:

      Hi there. We sent a submission acceptance email, but it bounced back. Your submission has been accepted, but if you could get in touch with us at library@rcpsg.ac.uk with another email to contact you on that would be great 🙂

  2. Annie says:

    Really excited about this

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The College’s heritage collections – including thousands of medical and surgical instruments, rare books, archives, and pictures – span over 6 centuries and are an excellent resource for exploring the history of medicine and the history of the city of Glasgow. Many items from the collections have been digitised and are available to view here. Our digitisation work is ongoing, and we add new items to the site regularly, so keep checking back to discover more.

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