Young Crime Writers Competition 2013 launched
writers from the region are being encouraged to enter a competition
launched by Bath & North East Somerset Council.
Crime Writers’ Competition 2013 is open to anyone living in Bath and
North East Somerset, South Gloucestershire or Bristol, who was 17 or
under on Monday 7 January. Entries must be handed in to local libraries
by Tuesday 5 March.
The maximum story length is 1,000 words and there is no minimum length. The theme of the story is crime or thriller of any kind.
judging panel includes thriller writers C.J. Carver and Tim Weaver, who
both live in Bath, and Lynne Fernquest, Editor of the Bath Chronicle
which is sponsoring the competition.
The overall winner will receive a
trophy, sponsored by the Bath Chronicle, and three thriller books
selected by the judging panel; with book prizes for second and third
too. There will also be five Highly Commended awards, all of which will
receive a certificate.
All eight short
listed entries will be published Bath & North East Somerset
Council’s website and in a book of short stories. The eight winners will
also be invited to an award ceremony on Tuesday 23 April at Bath
Posters and entry forms about the competition
can be found at all local libraries in Bath and North East Somerset,
South Gloucestershire and Bristol. There is also a workbook guide to
help budding young writers on their way – email firstname.lastname@example.org for a digital copy.