10 January 2020
Bestselling author LJ Ross is sponsoring the £2,500 prize for new crime writers from the North of England
The Lindisfarne Prize will be given for outstanding crime or thriller writing by new writers who are from, or whose work celebrates, the North of England. Writers entering the competition must not previously have had a crime or thriller story published in any form.
The winner will receive £2,500 to support the completion of their work, and editorial mentoring and support from an independent publisher. Bestelling crime writer LJ Ross, whose DCI Ryan series is set in her native Northumberland, is sponsoring the prize in association with the Newcastle Noir Crime Writing Festival, and the winner will be announced at the Festival in May.
To enter, send a a short story no longer than 10,000 words or the first two chapters and a synopsis of a work in progress.
The closing date is 31 March.
For full details see the website.
Writing your crime debut? Check out these top tips for new crime writers!