Missing Scots

True to form, the 2010 Wigtown Poetry Prize again features not one single winning listed poem in Scots – all English.

Now, far be it for me to moan – maybe "whinge" is how it is put in modish English – but it amazes me, again, that no chosen submission to this relatively lucrative competition carries a Scots language signature.

The competition ought to be separated into English and Scots categories and not lumped as one. Also, some transparency as to short-leeting procedure and such wouldn't go amiss. Do any submissions in Scots, for example, ever reach the final round of judging?


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