For fifteen years the CWA has been encouraging new writing with its Debut Dagger competition for unpublished writers. The submissions are judged by a panel of top crime editors and agents.
The 2014 competition is open from Friday 1st November 2013 until Friday 31st January 2014. The Debut Dagger is open to anyone who has not yet had a novel published commercially. The first prize is £700 and is kindly sponsored by Orion. Short listed authors receive a professional assessment of their entry.
Over the period of entry they will be sending out regular emails with updates and writing tips. But they also have a new Facebook Group “The Debuts” where members of the CWA are on hand to answer your questions.
How to enter the CWA Debut Dagger?
The 2014 Debut Dagger competition runs from 1 November 2013 and closes on 31 January 2014. The fee for entries is £25.
Full rules can be found here but in brief:
These must be sent to email@example.com and you will be invoiced for the £25 entry fee. This can be paid by PayPal or BACS transfer.
Note: Payments for submissions must be received before the closing date. Submissions will not be sent to the judge unless an entry fee has been received.
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