The 10 shortlisted authors will get a crowdfunding campaign that may see their story published and sold around the world. All author royalties earned from the book sales will be donated to “The Hope Academy for Girls” — a self-sustaining, multi-purpose school for at-risk girls in the rural area of Sierra Leone. So not only could you get to see your work in print, but you could help to fund the education of young girls in West Africa, without a doubt a very worthy cause.
The competition runs from 1st December 2014 until 31st January 2015 and is open to ALL authors from ANY country. Remember, the theme is crime/thriller and ideally word count should not exceed 7,500 words.
The overall winner will also see their story’s title chosen as the compilation’s title.
Rules of Entry
Participants need to register and publish their entries on Scriggler.com
All entries must be previously unpublished.
Entry is not limited to UK residents. Authors can be based in any country for the purposes of this competition.
Only entire stories would be considered, no extracts.
Word count should not exceed 7,500 words.
While authors keep their rights when publishing on Scriggler, the purpose of the contest is to compile and publish a book of short stories and winning authors would be expected to enter into an agreement with BNBS. Please consider this when entering.
For those aspiring writers amongst you there’s a new kid on the block when it comes to creative writing events specifically aimed at writing Crime Fiction.
Recently launched, The City of Carlisle are holding their first ever crime writing weekend during June next year. Over thirty top crime writers will be hosting events at The Old Fire Station, the city’s new arts centre, due to open in spring 2015.
So far there are fourteen events planned over the course of the three day weekend including
Cumbria – Cosy or Criminal?
The Murder Squad
Get Forensics Down Here!
Fact vs Fiction
Further details of the weekend, events, participating authors and help with accommodation if you fancy staying locally can all be found at crimeweekend.carlisle.city Tickets to events are due to go on sale at the end of November.