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Open: 2020 New England Thunderbolt Prize for Crime Writing

May 4 @ 8:00 am - July 31 @ 5:00 pm

$5 – $10

The New England Writers’ Centre is proud to announce that entries are now open for the 2020 New England Thunderbolt Prize for Crime Writing.

In this, the eighth year of the Prize, there are six awards on offer for crime writers. All genres of crime writing are eligible, from hard-boiled to comic, paranormal to rural, historical to contemporary, noir to cosy. Entries welcome from anywhere in Australia, from published or unpublished writers.

In 2020 we are ONLY accepting digital submissions. No hard copies will be accepted.

Local support has again made possible the following awards:

The New England Thunderbolt Prize for Crime Fiction: First Prize: $500, for a story of up to 2,500 words. Sponsored by The New England Writers’ Centre.

The New England Thunderbolt Prize for Crime Non-Fiction: First Prize: $500 for an article of up to 2,500 words. Sponsored by The New England Writers’ Centre.

The New England Thunderbolt Prize for Crime Poetry: First Prize: $500 for a poem of up to 60 lines. Sponsored by Sponsored by The New England Writers’ Centre.

The New England Award of $250 for the best entry in any category by a writer resident in New England. Sponsored by the University of New England.

The Emerging Authors Award of $250, for Sponsored by the University of New England.

The Youth Award of $150, for writers under 18. Sponsored by the University of New England.

Entries open on May the 4th, 2020, and close on July 31st, 2020 at 11:59pm. Winners announced in October.

Fee: $10 per entry for Adults and $5 per entry for Youth. Downloadable entry forms and full details at http://www.newc.org.au/thunderbolt-prize-2020.html

 

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Start:
May 4 @ 8:00 am
End:
July 31 @ 5:00 pm
Cost:
$5 – $10
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