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Suspect you can write a crime story?

If you will be age 17 or under on 9 February 2018 then why not have a go? There is no minimum age and age is taken into consideration during judging.

We're running our annual Young Crime Writers’ Competition. This year the launch is on Monday 9 October as part of National Libraries Week.

Who will your victim be? What was the motive? It’s all up to your imagination.

Pop in to your local library to pick up an entry form from Monday 9 October or download the Crime Writers' Handbook 2018 from this page. The last page of this document is the entry form and also contains the rules, terms and conditions.

Crime Writers' Handbook 2018 (PDF 204 KB)

Crime Writers' Handbook 2018 (Word.doc 57 KB)

Stories should be 1,000 words or less and have some sort of crime story theme. You need to be a B&NES Library Service member to take part. But if you’re not already a member you can join online or by popping in to any of our libraries.

The competition is sponsored by The Bath Chronicle and Mr B’s Emporium of Reading Delights. There is a Bath Chronicle trophy, and prizes including a Kindle, books and book tokens.

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