Just as Scotland is world-renowned for its fine malt whisky, so it is known for the exceptional quality of its crime fiction. To celebrate and recognise this synergy, Glengoyne Highland Single Malt is proud to sponsor a new short story writing competition as part of Bloody Scotland.
With the aim of discovering the next big name in crime fiction, Bloody Scotland’s Glengoyne Whisky Short Story Competition gives you the opportunity to be published in an ebook anthology of short crime stories entitled Worth The Wait.
The best story overall will win the stunning prizes described below, including the inaugural trophy.
The theme of the competition is Worth The Wait. You can interpret that any way you like! However, we are looking for crime stories.
Maximum length 3,000 words.
Deadline: June 29th 2012.
Entry fee is £10 or the equivalent in your local currency (as determined by PayPal at the point of payment).
The main prize from Glengoyne Whisky will be presented to the winner on September 16th 2012 at the Bloody Scotland festival. However, if you can not be there in person, we will make arrangements to deliver it to you.
- A bespoke hand-engraved Glencairn Crystal Decanter filled with an exceptionally rare 35 Years Old Glengoyne Highland Single Malt, worth over £2,000.
- Publication as the lead story in a short story ebook collection entitled Worth The Wait to be published by Blasted Heath.
- Your choice of any week-long residential writing course run by the Arvon Foundation during 2013.
- Weekend pass for the Bloody Scotland festival in September 2012.
- Publication in the Worth The Wait ebook.
The purpose of this competition is to encourage new talent so we are restricting entry to previously unpublished writers. That’s not so easy to define these days! However, you may not enter if you have had a full-length work (novel, novella, short story collection) published in print or electronically, or broadcast on television or radio, or performed on stage commercially. However, if you have self-published in print or electronically, or if you have created a publishing company to self-publish, that’s fine; you may enter.