Alibi’s Search for a New Crime Writer 2011 begins. Do you have what it takes?

alibiThe hunt is on. Once again HarperCollins has teamed up with Alibi and Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival, Harrogate to unearth some of the country’s hottest new crime-writing talent, and who better to provide you with inspiration than the queen of the scandicrime scene, Camilla Lackberg?

So put your writing skills to the test and submit your own crime short story and you could win a fantastic holiday, a kindle and a library of 100 crime books including a signed Camilla Lackberg back catalogue! Entries must be between 1,000 and 2,500 words, must be entirely your own work and, in the spirit of Camilla Lackberg, must create the sense of place of your local region. Entries must be submitted here by noon on the 1st May. For further details and tips from Camilla on crime writing success then simply visit: theperfectalibi

Holiday courtesy of Visit Sweden and SAS.

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