Friday, January 29, 2010

Write This Way, Folks

Would you like to win free entry into the 2010 Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival, set to take place in Harrogate, England, from July 22 to 25? Well, there is a way. All you need do is pen a short story. Author and program chair Stuart MacBride will even feed you the first line. Simply write the next 2,000 to 5,000 words. What could be easier, right?

The deadline for entries is noon on May 16.

This contest is being sponsored by Britain’s Alibi TV. As it explains, “Three finalists will win tickets to Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival, Harrogate (with travel and accommodation included), where they’ll get the chance to rub shoulders with leading authors and agents of the crime writing world. The winner will be announced during the weekend and will win a Sony e-reader, a library of 100 crime books including a signed Stuart MacBride back catalogue and they’ll also see their story turned into a special online, downloadable e-edition by HarperCollins.”

Click here for more details and to enter this competition. Sorry, but it seems that only UK residents can participate.

1 comment:

pattinase (abbott) said...

5. Entry is open to UK residents only over 18 years of

Guess the Yankees are out.