Friday, 11 February 2011

Crime Writing Competition on Alibi

I think I may have posted about this competition when it was held last year. Well here it is again.

Alibi’s search for a new crime writer 2011.

Deadline noon on the 1st May so you’ve got loads of time to get your entries in. And they only want between 1000 and 2500 words.

If you follow the link to the competition, you can read the top three entries from last year, go on the message board and read tips from Swedish author Camilla Lackberg.

The prizes are good too. The eight shortlisted writers will win tickets to attend the Theakstons Old Peculiar Crime Writing Festival with bells on. The winner gets a holiday in Sweden, 100 books (100 books!) and a Kindle.

It’s been a worrying week here and I haven’t had my writing head on so that’s why I’m not posting a proper post. You know how it is when you’re worried. It’s difficult to settle to anything.

Anyway, what are you doing sitting there? The story should refer to your local region, so get out there and soak it up then write about it – oh and don’t forget the crime! Good luck!


  1. I know a few people who might like this, so I'll let them know. Thanks.
    Hope the worries are soon resolved Teresa.

  2. I hope things are more settled for you soon Teresa.

  3. Thank you for the link.

    Sorry to hear about the worrying week. Hope things resolve quickly.

    Much love


  4. Thank you for the link, Teresa. I do hope that your worries are sorted out very soon. Thanks for still posting about the competition and thinking of us.

  5. Thanks for that, Teresa. Hope this will be a better week for you.

  6. Hope your worries soon go away.
    Congrats on another T-a-B story.

  7. Thank you all for your kind thoughts. The worry as you'll see in my next post has been over my youngest son but hopefully he's well on the mend now.
    Good luck to anyone entering the competition.