Creative writing competition: Crime Cymru First Novel Prize

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The prize from Crime Cymru is to promote new crime writing talent from Wales

The Crime Cymru First Novel Prize is for a crime novel manuscript by an unpublished novelist currently living in Wales. Novels do not need to have Wales as a setting or theme, and may be in any subgenre of crime fiction, ie mystery, procedural, psychological thriller, detective novel.

The competition is in two categories: Welsh language and English language. The winner in each category will receive a four-night stay at Literature Wales' Nant Writers Retreat cottage and mentoring from Crime Cymru writers. Shortlisted writers will receive a book bundle of titles by Crime Cymru authors.

Novel manuscripts don't have to be completed. Enter the first 5,000 words plus a one-page synopsis.

Entry is free.

The closing date is 3 September.

For full details see the website.