The Margery Allingham Society, together with the Crime Writers’ Association, is once again running its annual competition for best unpublished short story. The main requirements are that entries meet Allingham’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The competition is open to all – both published and unpublished authors from all over the world – and is for short stories of up to 3,500 words.
The prize is £500 and two weekend passes for CRIMEFEST 2019.
Closing date: 28 February 2019, 6pm.