Alibi's Search for a New Crime Writer

Crime Writers' Competition

The hunt for a new crime writing talent is on! Fancy yourself as the next Stuart MacBride then keep reading.

HarperCollins have teamed up with crime drama channel Alibi, the infamous Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival and TV Times to uncover the UK’s hidden crime writing talent.

The ‘Search for a New Crime Writer’ competition asks budding writers to submit a short crime fiction story via the Alibi website the competition opens on Monday 25th January 2010 and closes at midday on Sunday 16th May 2010.

Our very own Stuart MacBride, author of the bestsellers Blind Eye, Cold Granite and Flesh House has lent his support to the competition by providing entrants with the story’s opening line…

‘In my experience, those who beg for mercy seldom deserve it’.

There will be one winner with two runners up who are in line to win some rather special prizes.

Three finalists will win tickets to Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival, Harrogate (with travel and accommodation included), where they’ll get to the chance to rub shoulders with leading authors and agents of the crime writing world. The winner will be announced during the weekend at a special reception and will win a Sony e-reader, a library of 100 crime books including a signed Stuart MacBride back catalogue and they’ll also see their story turned into a special online, downloadable e-edition by HarperCollins.

For full details of terms and conditions and how to submit your entry visit the Alibi website.

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