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December 2017

Stratford Literary Festival / Salariya Book Company Children's Picture Book Prize 2018

Tue 21 November 2017 - Mon 5 March 2018, Competition ends 5.30pm on Monday 5th March 2018

The Stratford-upon-Avon Literary Festival and the Salariya Book Company have opened their 2018 Children’s Picture Book Prize for submissions.

The Prize, which launched last year, is open to UK-based debut writers and illustrators over 16, and the winning book will be published in 2019 by Salariya imprint, Scribblers. The winner will receive a £5000 advance against royalties and...

The Stratford-upon-Avon Literary Festival and the Salariya Book Company have opened their 2018 Children’s Picture Book Prize for submissions.

The Prize, which launched last year, is open to UK-based debut writers and illustrators over 16, and the winning book will be published in 2019 by Salariya imprint, Scribblers. The winner will receive a £5000 advance against royalties and career advice from a leading children's book agent. The final date for entries is 5th March 2018 with the winner announced in April 2018.

For terms and conditions and details on how to apply go to www.stratlitfest.co.uk/bookcompetition

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CWA Dagger Review Competition

Mon 4 December 2017 - Wed 28 February 2018

Write a review of any of the 2017 CWA Dagger shortlisted titles, including the winners, and post it free to the CWA’s DaggerReads website.

The CWA will select the review they consider to be the best as the winner

The prize is a full weekend pass for CrimeFest 2018 (event only) and a copy of both the new CrimeFest and CWA anthologies.

Reviews will be...

Write a review of any of the 2017 CWA Dagger shortlisted titles, including the winners, and post it free to the CWA’s DaggerReads website.

The CWA will select the review they consider to be the best as the winner

The prize is a full weekend pass for CrimeFest 2018 (event only) and a copy of both the new CrimeFest and CWA anthologies.

Reviews will be moderated and posted providing they are literate, non-abusive and contain no spoilers!

Entrants can post reviews for as many titles as they like, but only one per title.

The Dagger Review competition closes at midnight on 28 February 2018.

The competition winner will be informed during March.



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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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January 2018

Creativity and the Historical Novel w/ James Aitchinson

The Stripe Theatre Winchester

Tue 9 January 2018, 19.30-21.30

James Aitchinson, author of four books set in the period of the Norman Conquest, talks about the historical novel and how to create an exciting and convincing story.

Stratford Literary Festival / Salariya Book Company Children's Picture Book Prize 2018

Tue 21 November 2017 - Mon 5 March 2018, Competition ends 5.30pm on Monday 5th March 2018

The Stratford-upon-Avon Literary Festival and the Salariya Book Company have opened their 2018 Children’s Picture Book Prize for submissions.

The Prize, which launched last year, is open to UK-based debut writers and illustrators over 16, and the winning book will be published in 2019 by Salariya imprint, Scribblers. The winner will receive a £5000 advance against royalties and...

The Stratford-upon-Avon Literary Festival and the Salariya Book Company have opened their 2018 Children’s Picture Book Prize for submissions.

The Prize, which launched last year, is open to UK-based debut writers and illustrators over 16, and the winning book will be published in 2019 by Salariya imprint, Scribblers. The winner will receive a £5000 advance against royalties and career advice from a leading children's book agent. The final date for entries is 5th March 2018 with the winner announced in April 2018.

For terms and conditions and details on how to apply go to www.stratlitfest.co.uk/bookcompetition

...more

CWA Dagger Review Competition

Mon 4 December 2017 - Wed 28 February 2018

Write a review of any of the 2017 CWA Dagger shortlisted titles, including the winners, and post it free to the CWA’s DaggerReads website.

The CWA will select the review they consider to be the best as the winner

The prize is a full weekend pass for CrimeFest 2018 (event only) and a copy of both the new CrimeFest and CWA anthologies.

Reviews will be...

Write a review of any of the 2017 CWA Dagger shortlisted titles, including the winners, and post it free to the CWA’s DaggerReads website.

The CWA will select the review they consider to be the best as the winner

The prize is a full weekend pass for CrimeFest 2018 (event only) and a copy of both the new CrimeFest and CWA anthologies.

Reviews will be moderated and posted providing they are literate, non-abusive and contain no spoilers!

Entrants can post reviews for as many titles as they like, but only one per title.

The Dagger Review competition closes at midnight on 28 February 2018.

The competition winner will be informed during March.



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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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