20 December 2019
The winner will receive £500 and two passes to CrimeFest
To enter, submit an original, unpublished short mystery story up to 3,500 words. Any writer, published or unpublished, may enter.
This year, the competition has been re-named to place the emphasis firmly on 'mystery'. Stories entered should fit Golden Age crime writer Margery Allingham's definition of a mystery: 'The Mystery remains box-shaped, at once a prison and a refuge. Its four walls are, roughly, a Crime, a Mystery, an Enquiry and a Conclusion with an Element of Satisfaction in it.'
The entry fee is £12 per story.
The closing date is 29 February.
For full details see the website.
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