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UK and Irish crime writers competition with A M HEATH
« on: February 21, 2014, 09:39:50 PM »
http://www.thebookseller.com/news/am-heath-launches-crime-writing-prize.html

A M Heath is launching a new crime writing prize in association with author consultancy The Writers’ Workshop.

The prize, called Criminal Lines, is open to unagented, debut authors born or resident in the UK and Ireland. Self-published authors can also enter.

The winner of the prize will be awarded £1,000 and the runner-up will receive entry into the Festival of Writing 2014, three-day event to help writers get published being held at York University in September. All shortlisted writers will have the chance to meet with AM Heath agents Euan Thorneycroft and Oli Munson to discuss their work. Writers who impress the judges may be offered representation.

Any kind of crime, suspense or thriller novel is eligible, unless it has already been submitted to AM Heath.

The prize will be judged by Thorneycroft and Munson, as well as crime authors Harry Bingham, Mari Hannah and Samantha Hayes.

Writers can enter the competition by sending the first 15,000 words of their novel and a synopsis of a maximum 800 words to criminallines@amheath.com by midnight on 5th May.

A shortlist of five novels will be announced on 2nd June, and the winner will be revealed on 1st July.


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Re: UK and Irish crime writers competition with A M HEATH
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2014, 06:18:45 AM »
Well, I do hope you're entering Miss Murder?

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Re: UK and Irish crime writers competition with A M HEATH
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2014, 09:32:43 AM »
 :D :D :D :D

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Re: UK and Irish crime writers competition with A M HEATH
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2014, 10:11:36 AM »
Send 'em Muriel. You know you want to. xbx

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Re: UK and Irish crime writers competition with A M HEATH
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2014, 04:59:34 PM »
Seems ready made for you, Sio! Would have thought the winner would also get a representation agreement with AM Heath, although it isn't mentioned.

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Re: UK and Irish crime writers competition with A M HEATH
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2014, 05:21:51 PM »
They're playing it safe . . . say they might get representation. ;)

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Re: UK and Irish crime writers competition with A M HEATH
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2014, 05:47:19 PM »
Worth you giving it a shot Sio. ;) What have you got to lose.

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Re: UK and Irish crime writers competition with A M HEATH
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2014, 05:51:49 PM »
I'm hoping I might have done a deal before the closing date -- which would make me ineligible but extremely happy! ;D If plans don't work out, Muriel will have a bash at it. ;D

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Re: UK and Irish crime writers competition with A M HEATH
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2014, 10:35:33 PM »
I have stuff prepared. What a good little monkey I am. :)  Shan't ping yet, though.

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Re: UK and Irish crime writers competition with A M HEATH
« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2014, 10:50:56 AM »
I hope your going to enter this Sio  :)

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Re: UK and Irish crime writers competition with A M HEATH
« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2014, 12:07:02 PM »
Best of luck, Sio.  You can't win if you don't buy a ticket.

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Re: UK and Irish crime writers competition with A M HEATH
« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2014, 03:17:35 PM »
Thanks guys. ;D

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Re: UK and Irish crime writers competition with A M HEATH
« Reply #12 on: February 23, 2014, 07:02:46 PM »
Thanks for this, 510. See you in York, maybe.  ;)

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Re: UK and Irish crime writers competition with A M HEATH
« Reply #13 on: February 23, 2014, 07:05:20 PM »
At least it's a competition without a fee, otherwise I couldn't consider it and it's pinged copy rather than snail mail paper. ::)

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Re: UK and Irish crime writers competition with A M HEATH
« Reply #14 on: February 23, 2014, 07:14:52 PM »
Good luck to all you folks entering.   :)