We get so many emails from passionate crime-story readers asking us to run a crime-writing courses, so we know that this will be very welcome news for many of you. The Debut Dagger Competition for 2011 is calling for entries up to the 5th of February.
This Award is open to all writers who have not had a novel published commercially. Entrants are required to submit the first 3000 words of their crime-themed novel, plus a 500/1000 word synopsis.
The short-listed entries are circulated to all the editors and agents who are members of our Association, and the shortlist is increasingly being sought from Crime Writers Association by other agents and editors.
So if you’ve written or are writing a crime novel, or know someone who is, this is a wonderful opportunity to jump the slush pile and get their work seen by editors and agents.
Head to the Crime Writers Association website for more details.