Blood Ink Crime Writing Competition
We are on the hunt for crime stories that delve into the mind of a killer, those who have been wronged, or who seek sweet revenge of the most subtle kind.
If you can write convincing crime stories, with twists and turns that make the readers gasp for more, then we want to see it, devour it and revel in it.
Perhaps a revelation is revealed through a complex plot in a historical crime setting. Perchance the crime takes place in the mind of the perpetrator and therefore no physical crime has taken place. Expose the underhand procedures and backhanded deals in a story based on the military forces. With a Private Eye as the protagonist, a sinister world could be unravelled. Whatever happens in the story, it must be based on the premise of a crime, suspense or mystery exposed.
Your sleuth may be a regular cop, or a kid looking for an adventure or maybe a housewife who stumbles upon a grisly murder. Whoever is leading the hunt must be worthy of our attention. Whether the bad guys win (for now) or the good guys reign supreme make this writing adventure one to remember.
Maximum words: 5000
Judge: Sally Spedding
Prizes: £999, £307, £121 plus publication
Deadline: Wednesday 30 October 2013 at 00.00 hrs
Fee: £13 per entry
Submissions are accepted online or by post. Kindly include a brief biography of no more than 250 words. Postal entries to be sent to Chapter One Promotions, Babel Studios, 82 Southwark Bridge Road, London, SE1 0AS. Please include your contact details on a separate sheet along with your story title(s).
Online and Postal Payment Options
- Pay and submit online
- Pay by cheque and submit online
- Pay online and send entry by post
- Send story and payment by post
- To pay online and send your entry via e-mail
- To send your entry via e-mail and payment by post
For details on the competition rules and entry requirements click here.
The results will be announced on our website on Saturday 1 March 2014.
If you have any questions, please get in touch with us or alternatively you can call us on 0845 456 5364.