Crime writing competition: CWA Debut Dagger 2021


12 October 2020
The Crime Writers Association's prestigious prize for new writers is open for entries

The CWA is inviting entries for the 2021 Debut Dagger Award, which is given to unpublished crime writers.

The award is judged by leading crime writing agents and editors. The winner receives £500 and all shortlisted writers are given feedback on their entry.

To be eligible to enter, writers must not have published a crime novel with a traditional publisher, and must not have a contract with a publisher or literary agent.

To enter, send the first 3,000 words and a 1,500-word synopsis. Writers do not need to have completed their novel.

The closing date for submissions is 27 February 2021.

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