******  ENTRIES ARE NOW OPEN FOR THE 2021 NEW VOICES AWARD  ******

DHH LITERARY AGENCY NEW VOICES AWARD

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Use the submission form below to upload the first three chapters of your unpublished crime or thriller novel to our system. All existing Capital Crime ticket holders and Capital Crime Book Club subscribers will have access to your work and will have the opportunity to pick their favourite!

Entries cost £10.

Entries close at midnight GMT on MONDAY 28TH JUNE 2021

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The competition is open worldwide to unpublished authors or indie authors who have previously been self-published.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.

FAQS

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 We don’t mind if an author has previously self-published, but we’re looking for previously unpublished entries.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. 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.

By clicking ‘Submit Chapters’ you agree to the terms and conditions of the competition