The Loch Long Crime Writing Residency is a new fully funded residency for Scotland-based writers developing new work in crime fiction. This two-week residency is scheduled to take place from Monday 18 March to Sunday 31 March 2024. The deadline for applications is Monday 4 December 2023 at 6pm (GMT).


  • The writer should be developing new work in crime fiction, including but not limited to sub-genres such as psychological or legal thrillers, detective fiction, police procedurals, or private eye.
  • The writer will receive a total residency fee of £1,100 (£550 per week) and a travel allowance of up to £75.
  • The residency is designed to support research and the development of new writing.
  • Cove Park’s team will support research and practical requirements leading up to and during the residency.


  • Writers based in Scotland.
  • Writers who have published, with a traditional publisher, at least one book.
  • Writers established in other genres but wishing to develop a crime writing project are also welcome to apply.


Please read our Loch Long Crime Writing Residency Application Guidelines for more information on how to apply. 

Apply online here.

For further information please contact:

Alex Marrs
Programmes & Communications Producer
01436 850500