Friday, 9 April 2010

Crime Writing

Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival in the lovely Yorkshire town of Harrogate have a competition worth a stab.

Write a crime story between 2,000 and 5,000 words long.

The first line is provided by Stuart MacBride:

In my experience, those who beg for mercy seldom deserve it.

Deadline: noon on May 16th

Prize: Three finalists will win tickets to Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival, Harrogate (with travel and accommodation included), where they'll get to the chance to rub shoulders with leading authors and agents of the crime writing world. The winner will be announced during the weekend and will win a Sony e-reader, a library of 100 crime books including a signed Stuart MacBride back catalogue and they'll also see their story turned into a special online, downloadable e-edition by HarperCollins.

1 comment:

Totalfeckineejit said...

Theakston's old peculiar is my favourite drink!!Worked in Manchester in the early 90's and got hooked on real ale.Delicious, Marston's Pedigree was deadly too and Holt's when ye were broke. Can't believe they didn't offer a case as a prize. Mon Dieu!