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

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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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Alibi's Search for a New Crime Writer

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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.
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