The Margery Allingham Society

From The Glue Works

The newsletter of the Margery Allingham Society

No.32 - July 2013

Short Story Competition
Over the next year, we will be collaborating with the Crime Writers Association (CWA) by sponsoring a short story competition in Margery’s name. As those of you who attended the 2013 AGM may remember, there was an animated discussion about how we might do more to promote Margery’s name and work. The Society currently has funds of about £10,000, of which the far greater part is from a legacy given to the Society by Joyce Allingham, Margery’s sister, with this aim in mind. Over the years the money has been used to support activities and commemorative events.
 
In this, the Society’s 25th anniversary, the AGM was supportive of the idea that we should reach out and do something more to promote the literary works and reputation of Margery Allingham, our aim as stated in the constitution. As you will know, Barry has just completed the definitive study of all of Margery’s short stories and so, when we found out that the CWA was looking for a sponsor for a new short story competition this seemed to be an ideal fit with our activities.
 
After discussions with the CWA and at a meeting held before the Anniversary Lunch, the committee has agreed to a proposal that we should fund the competition for two years with a prize of £1000 each year. This money will come out of Joyce’s legacy and not out of subscription funds. If the competition is successful, we will have the option to continue with the sponsorship.
 
We do hope that you will support this project which will, we hope be an event that will introduce Margery and her work to a larger audience
 
Please do contact us if you have any queries.
Contacts
Chairman Hon. Secretary Treasurer Membership Secretary
Barry Pike Jo Hesslewood Mary Anderson Lesley Simpson
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  honsec (at) margeryallingham.org.uk treasurer (at) margeryallingham.org.uk memsec (at) margeryallingham.org.uk

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