16 December 2019
The CWA's international competition for unpublished crime writers is for the beginning of a full-length crime novel
The winner of the Debut Dagger Award receives £500 and industry exposure. Entries by all shortlisted writers are sent to UK publishers and agents, and each shortlisted writer receives professional feedback on their entry.
To enter, writers must never have had a traditional publishing contract for a full-length novel, and must not be represented by a literary agent. Self-published authors who meet that criteria are welcome to enter self-published work.
Enter the first 3,000 words of the manuscript plus a synopsis up to 1,500 words.
The entry fee is £36 per novel.
The closing date is 28 February.
For full details see the website.
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