february, 2020

29feb1:00 am1:00 amThe Crime Writers' Association Margery Allingham Short Mystery CompetitionInternational Entry Fee: £12 Max word count: 3,500 Top Prize: £500

Event Details

The Margery Allingham Short Mystery competition 2020 is open from 1 October 2019.

Our mission is to find the best unpublished short mystery – one that fits into legendary crime writer Margery’s definition of what makes a great story:

“The Mystery remains box-shaped, at once a prison and a refuge. Its four walls are, roughly, a Crime, a Mystery, an Enquiry and a Conclusion with an Element of Satisfaction in it.”

For the 2020 competition, the way a submitted story matches this definition will be awarded greater weighting in the score than any other criteria, so please – bear it in mind. The chronology is important.

Organizer

THE CRIME WRITERS’ ASSOCIATION

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