Capital Crime and the DHH Literary Agency are running an exciting new competition to help undiscovered crime and thriller authors further their writing careers.
Use the submission form below to upload the first three chapters of your unpublished crime or thriller novel to our system. Everyone who buys a ticket to attend Capital Crime will be able to read your entry and vote for their favourite. The ten entrants who get the most votes will be revealed on Thursday 19th September, and the winner, judged by the Capital Crime team from the top ten entries, will be announced at Capital Crime’s opening night cocktail party on Thursday 26th September to the readers, agents and publishers in attendance.
Entries cost £10.
Entries close at midnight GMT on Wednesday 18th September 2019.
The winner will receive a trophy and £250.
PLEASE UPLOAD YOUR ENTRY AS A PDF AND ONLY UPLOAD THE FIRST THREE CHAPTERS OF YOUR NOVEL.
SUBMISSIONS THAT DON’T MEET THESE TWO CRITERIA (PDF & ONLY THREE CHAPTERS) WILL BE REJECTED AND THE SUBMISSION FEE WILL BE RETAINED.
The competition is open worldwide to unpublished authors or indie authors who have previously been self-published.
Click here for full terms and conditions. By submitting your work, you agree to the terms and conditions.
1. Do entries have to be anonymous?
No. There are hundreds of Capital Crime pass holders. The chance of a writer influencing the voting process is very slim.
2. I don’t have an agent. Can I still enter?
Absolutely. Please write ‘None’ in the agent box.
3. I’ve previously self-published a book. Can I submit the first three chapters?
Unfortunately not. We don’t mind if an author has previously self-published, but we’re looking for previously unpublished entries.
4. Do I have to attend Capital Crime to enter?
Not at all. Entries are open worldwide, but we hope writers will come to Capital Crime. The festival is a great opportunity to meet published authors, agents and publishers.
5. My novel has a prologue. Should I still submit the first three chapters?
A short prologue can be included in addition to the first three chapters.