february, 2020

29feb1:00 am1:00 amThe Debut Dagger AwardInternational Entry Fee: £36 Max word count: 1,500 Top Prize: £500 and consideration by UK literary agents

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The Debut Dagger is now open for writers to enter the 2020 competition!

For over two decades the CWA has been encouraging new writing with its Debut Dagger competition for unpublished writers.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, and the shortlisted entries are presented to publishers and agents. The Debut Dagger is open to anyone who has not had a full-length novel published by a traditional publisher and who at the time of the competition closing on the last day of February has not got a contract with a publisher or literary agent. Independently published authors, provided they fulfil the criteria above, are eligible to enter.

The international competition is for the opening of a crime novel not exceeding 3,000 words and a synopsis of up to 1,500 words.

You do not need to have completed the novel in order to enter.

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