WELCOME TO THE CWA MARGERY ALLINGHAM SHORT STORY COMPETITION.
Our mission is to find the best unpublished short story – one that fits into legendary crime writer Margery’s definition of what makes a great story: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.”
The international competition is open to all – both published and unpublished authors from all over the world – and is for short stories of up to 3,500 words. All that we ask is that the story has not been previously published, so whether you polish off a dusty draft or craft a brand new idea is totally up to you.
Box Clever by SAM HEPBURN
Box-Shaped Heart by MARY KENDRICK
The Case of the Burned Wires by J J WHITE
The Case of the Unrepentant Killer by BRUCE GASTON
Division by RYAN BRUCE
The Hunt by KRISTEN UNO
Lady Suliena by MARSALI TAYLOR
Life Gave Me Lemons by METTE BERG
The Perfect Hike by LOUISE MANGOS
Postmortem by STEPHANIE HOOGSTAD
The Silenced Witness by SAM CUNNINGHAM
The Thought of You by CHRIS CURRAN
The Margery Allingham Society, the CWA and the judges would like to thank everyone who entered.
Congratulations to all who were longlisted in a competition where the quality of entries was exceptionally high. Commiserations to those who didn’t make it.
The winner receives a generous cash prize of £500 plus two weekend passes to CrimeFest 2019 and a selection of Margery Allingham-related books.
The winner is announced at CrimeFest 2018 in Bristol and shortlisted writers can buy tickets just to the ceremony if they prefer, when the CWA Dagger longlists are also announced. Email secretary[at symbol] thecwa.co.uk.
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