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January 2018

CWA Debut Dagger Competition

Mon 4 December 2017 - Wed 28 February 2018

The Debut Dagger, in 2018 celebrating its 20th anniversary, is open for entries.
Please submit the first 3,000 words of a crime novel, plus synopsis (max 1,000 words).
The writer must never have had a traditional publishing contract for a full-length novel. Self-published novelists and their work are eligible.
Prize: £500
Shortlisted authors have their work shown to...

The Debut Dagger, in 2018 celebrating its 20th anniversary, is open for entries.
Please submit the first 3,000 words of a crime novel, plus synopsis (max 1,000 words).
The writer must never have had a traditional publishing contract for a full-length novel. Self-published novelists and their work are eligible.
Prize: £500
Shortlisted authors have their work shown to literary agents and publishers

Full details, rules and entry portal are via the CWA website: www.thecwa.co.uk.
Closing date: 28 Feb 2018

Longlist announced: CrimeFest in May 2018; shortlist: summer 2018; winner: October 2018

Mini Critiques from the CWA Criminal Critiques service can help - see under Criminal Critiques https://thecwa.co.uk/debuts/criminal-critiques/
Winners and shortlisted writers of the Debut Dagger often go on to secure publishing contracts.

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CWA Margery Allingham Short Story Competition

Mon 4 December 2017 - Wed 28 February 2018

For an unpublished short story that keeps in mind Margery Allingham’s mystery definition, as outlined on the CWA website.

Max word count: 3,500
Open to published and unpublished authors
The story must not have been previously published on any platform
Prize: £500 and two passes to CrimeFest 2019

Full details and entry online.
Winner...

For an unpublished short story that keeps in mind Margery Allingham’s mystery definition, as outlined on the CWA website.

Max word count: 3,500
Open to published and unpublished authors
The story must not have been previously published on any platform
Prize: £500 and two passes to CrimeFest 2019

Full details and entry online.
Winner announced at CrimeFest May 2018

Mini Critique from the CWA accepts short story submissions. See Criminal Critiques under The Debuts on www.thecwa.co.uk

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Ten Winchester Writers' Festival Writing Competitions

Mon 1 January 2018 - Wed 11 April 2018

Enter one or more of the ten writing competitions offered by the Winchester Writers' Festival:

Poetry
Flash Fiction
Writing Can Be Murder
Picture Book
Children's Funny Fiction
Short Stories
First Three Pages of a Novel
Skylark Soaring Stories for middle grade and YA readers
Memoir
Young Writers' Competitions for writers...

Enter one or more of the ten writing competitions offered by the Winchester Writers' Festival:

Poetry
Flash Fiction
Writing Can Be Murder
Picture Book
Children's Funny Fiction
Short Stories
First Three Pages of a Novel
Skylark Soaring Stories for middle grade and YA readers
Memoir
Young Writers' Competitions for writers in school years 1 - 11

Details on all competitions: www.writersfestival.co.uk/competitions

Some competitions offer constructive feedback for an additional fee.

...more

February 2018

CWA Debut Dagger Competition

Mon 4 December 2017 - Wed 28 February 2018

The Debut Dagger, in 2018 celebrating its 20th anniversary, is open for entries.
Please submit the first 3,000 words of a crime novel, plus synopsis (max 1,000 words).
The writer must never have had a traditional publishing contract for a full-length novel. Self-published novelists and their work are eligible.
Prize: £500
Shortlisted authors have their work shown to...

The Debut Dagger, in 2018 celebrating its 20th anniversary, is open for entries.
Please submit the first 3,000 words of a crime novel, plus synopsis (max 1,000 words).
The writer must never have had a traditional publishing contract for a full-length novel. Self-published novelists and their work are eligible.
Prize: £500
Shortlisted authors have their work shown to literary agents and publishers

Full details, rules and entry portal are via the CWA website: www.thecwa.co.uk.
Closing date: 28 Feb 2018

Longlist announced: CrimeFest in May 2018; shortlist: summer 2018; winner: October 2018

Mini Critiques from the CWA Criminal Critiques service can help - see under Criminal Critiques https://thecwa.co.uk/debuts/criminal-critiques/
Winners and shortlisted writers of the Debut Dagger often go on to secure publishing contracts.

...more

CWA Margery Allingham Short Story Competition

Mon 4 December 2017 - Wed 28 February 2018

For an unpublished short story that keeps in mind Margery Allingham’s mystery definition, as outlined on the CWA website.

Max word count: 3,500
Open to published and unpublished authors
The story must not have been previously published on any platform
Prize: £500 and two passes to CrimeFest 2019

Full details and entry online.
Winner...

For an unpublished short story that keeps in mind Margery Allingham’s mystery definition, as outlined on the CWA website.

Max word count: 3,500
Open to published and unpublished authors
The story must not have been previously published on any platform
Prize: £500 and two passes to CrimeFest 2019

Full details and entry online.
Winner announced at CrimeFest May 2018

Mini Critique from the CWA accepts short story submissions. See Criminal Critiques under The Debuts on www.thecwa.co.uk

...more

Ten Winchester Writers' Festival Writing Competitions

Mon 1 January 2018 - Wed 11 April 2018

Enter one or more of the ten writing competitions offered by the Winchester Writers' Festival:

Poetry
Flash Fiction
Writing Can Be Murder
Picture Book
Children's Funny Fiction
Short Stories
First Three Pages of a Novel
Skylark Soaring Stories for middle grade and YA readers
Memoir
Young Writers' Competitions for writers...

Enter one or more of the ten writing competitions offered by the Winchester Writers' Festival:

Poetry
Flash Fiction
Writing Can Be Murder
Picture Book
Children's Funny Fiction
Short Stories
First Three Pages of a Novel
Skylark Soaring Stories for middle grade and YA readers
Memoir
Young Writers' Competitions for writers in school years 1 - 11

Details on all competitions: www.writersfestival.co.uk/competitions

Some competitions offer constructive feedback for an additional fee.

...more

March 2018

Ten Winchester Writers' Festival Writing Competitions

Mon 1 January 2018 - Wed 11 April 2018

Enter one or more of the ten writing competitions offered by the Winchester Writers' Festival:

Poetry
Flash Fiction
Writing Can Be Murder
Picture Book
Children's Funny Fiction
Short Stories
First Three Pages of a Novel
Skylark Soaring Stories for middle grade and YA readers
Memoir
Young Writers' Competitions for writers...

Enter one or more of the ten writing competitions offered by the Winchester Writers' Festival:

Poetry
Flash Fiction
Writing Can Be Murder
Picture Book
Children's Funny Fiction
Short Stories
First Three Pages of a Novel
Skylark Soaring Stories for middle grade and YA readers
Memoir
Young Writers' Competitions for writers in school years 1 - 11

Details on all competitions: www.writersfestival.co.uk/competitions

Some competitions offer constructive feedback for an additional fee.

...more