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Win publication in The Big Issue's crime novel competition

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The prize for the best unpublished crime manuscript is a two-book deal with Avon

The Big Issue is looking for the UK's next great crime writer.

‘We’re delighted to announce the launch of this competition,’ said The Big Issue’s editor Paul McNamee. ‘What an opportunity this presents. Everybody is said to have a book in them but people frequently don’t know how to get their great ideas to the right people and into print. So, here we are. Working with such a legendary publishing house is a way to make somebody’s dream become reality.’

‘It is with great excitement that we launch the search for the UK’s next big crime writer, and we couldn’t wish for a better publication to do this with than The Big Issue,’ sad Helen Huthwaite, publishing director at Avon. ‘With the help of some of the best talent in the business, we will be scouring the length and breadth of the country for an author who can deliver heart-stopping writing and nail-shredding suspense. This is a life-changing prize for one talented winner, and we can’t wait to see what the entries have in store for us.'

To enter, send the complete manuscript plus a synopsis of no more than 100 words.

Entry is free. Only one entry per person is allowed.

The closing date is 31 May.

For full details see the website.

 

Want to get cracking on your crime novel? Sign up for WM's How to Write Crime specialist creative writing course!

 

 

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