Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Fancy a stab at crime writing


Crime Writers’ Association Debut Dagger Competition.

I read a lot of crime and enjoy it. There are some fantastic writers in this genre and it is often said that they are ignored by the literatti. If you have it in you, try for this prestigious prize. More details here.

Deadline: midnight on 6th February 2010

The Debut Dagger is open to anyone who has not yet had a novel published commercially. First prize is £500 plus two free tickets to the prestigious CWA Dagger Awards and night’s stay for two in a top London hotel. All shortlisted entrants will receive a generous selection of crime novels and professional assessments of their entries, and will also be invited to the Dagger Awards.

Send the opening chapter(s) – up to 3000 words – and a short synopsis of your proposed crime novel.

They also send out a regular newsletter with tips and guidelines that is very good.

3 comments:

Totalfeckineejit said...

Might give it a shot :)
I've a few arresting storylines ,been murder writing them though.
(Sorry that was criminal, I'll get me coat)

Jessica Maybury said...

I love crime too. The twisty plots are great! Thanks for this.

Emerging Writer said...

You're killing me. More puns please! Love it.