Entries are now open for the 2018 New England Thunderbolt Prize for Crime Writing.
In this, the sixth year of the Prize, there are six awards on offer for crime writers. All genres of crime writing are eligible, from hard-boiled to comic, paranormal to rural, historical to contemporary, noir to cosy. Entries welcome from anywhere in Australia, from published or unpublished writers.
Strong support from our wonderful sponsors has made possible the following awards:
The New England Thunderbolt Prize for Crime Fiction
First Prize: $500, for a story of up to 2,500 words.
The New England Thunderbolt Prize for Crime Non-Fiction
First Prize: $500 for an article of up to 2,500 words.
The New England Thunderbolt Prize for Crime Poetry
First Prize: $500 for a poem of up to 60 lines.
The New England Award
Prize: $250 for the best entry in any category by a writer resident in New England.
The Emerging Authors Award
Prize: $250, for the best entry in any category from new, unpublished writers only (over 18).
The Youth Award
Prize: $150, for writers under 18
Opens: 1 June
Closes: 30 September
Fee: $10 for adults, $5 for youth
No limit on number of entries per entrant but a fee must be paid for each individual entry.
Entries: may be sent by post to New England Writers’ Centre, PO Box 1219, Armidale 2350 or by email to [email protected].
Downloadable entry forms with full guidelines and details here.
Payments may be made through Trybooking or by EFT, cheque, money order or cash.