The annual Callum Macdonald Memorial Award is for the publisher of an outstanding example of pamphlet poetry published during the previous year.
Established in 2001 in memory of Callum Macdonald MBE, Scottish literary publisher and founder of Macdonald Publishers and Printers, this award was created to encourage, recognise and reward the publication of poetry in pamphlet form.
In rewarding a publisher, rather than a poet, it is a unique award in Scotland. The pamphlet or its publisher has a connection with Scotland or Scottish culture.
The award was founded by Callum Macdonald's widow, Tessa Ransford OBE, who died in September 2015. She was a poet and founder of the Scottish Poetry Library, and an energetic supporter and campaigner for poetry in Scotland.
Supported by the Michael Marks Charitable Trust, the award is administered by the National Library of Scotland.
The winning publisher receives £1,500 and the runner-up receives £600. Other shortlisted publishers receive £100.
The winning pamphlet's poet will be invited to the Harvard Centre for Hellenic Studies in Greece in July 2018 as Michael Marks Poet in Residence.
- Read about the winners of the 2018 award.
The 2018 award ceremony marks the last time the award will be given.
- Leonard McDermid for 'Landway'
- Hugh Bryden for 'Sheep Penned' by Hugh McMillan — Roncadora Press
- Jenny Elliott for 'Makkin-wires' — The Shed Press
- Hamish Whyte for 'Prodigal' by Jim Carruth — Mariscat Press
- Dorothy Lawrenson for 'The Angel and the aipple' by Mary Johnston — Perjink Press
- James Harding for 'The glassblower dances' by R McCrum — Stewed Rhubarb Press
- Alistair Peebles for 'Ecstatics, a language of birds' by Lesley Harrison — Brae Editions
- Hamish Whyte for 'Figure in a landscape' by Anna Crowe: publisher — Mariscat Press
- Christine de Luca for 'Arc O Möns' by Christie Williamson: publisher — Hansel Cooperative Press
- Leonard McDermid for 'And for that minute': publisher — Stichill Marigold Press
- Hugh Bryden for 'Postcards from the hedge' by Hugh McMillan: publisher — Roncadora Press
- Hazel Cameron for 'The currying shop': publisher — Imago Media
- Duncan Glen for 'Edinburgh poems': publisher — Akros
- Maureen Sangster for 'Menopausal bedtime rhymes': publisher — Bourtree
- Pauline Prior-Pitt for 'North Uist sea poems': publisher — Pauline Prior-Pitt
- Gill McConnell for 'Garden party': publisher — Woodburn Press
- Gerry Cambridge for 'Blue sky: Green grass': publisher — North Ayrshire Council / SAC
- Willie Hershaw for 'Winter song': publisher — Touch the Earth Publications
- James Robertson for 'Stirling sonnets': publisher — Kettillonia / Smith Art Gallery and Museum
- John B Pick for 'Now': publisher — Drumlins Press