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Can you write a Killer Thriller?

Crime Fiction Short Story Writing Competition

In association with 2BR & Burnley College

There are two kinds of people who sit around all day thinking about killing people…mystery writers and serial killers. I’m the kind that pays better.”  Richard Castle

Crime is now the biggest-selling genre in books.  You might enjoy reading it, but can you write a crime fiction story?  Are you the next James Patterson or Val McDermid?  Now’s your chance to try.  We are inviting you to submit a crime fiction short story (max. 500 words) which must include a crime, a location or setting, a criminal, a detective, and a narrative / overarching plot.  The best story will be turned into an audiobook by 2BR and uploaded onto iTunes!

Submit your entry (one per person) with a separate cover note containing you name, address, contact number and email address to info@burnleyliteraryfestival.co.uk. or by post to Burnley Literary Festival Crime Fiction Competition, Burnley Council, Parker Lane Offices, Burnley, BB11 2BY.  Please mark your entry ‘Burnley Literary Festival Crime Fiction Competition’.  Open to anyone aged 16+.  Closing date midnight 15th October 2018.

 

Smart Art Short Film Making Competition

In association with Creative Talent Management we are offering you the opportunity to become a short film maker using just your smartphone or tablet!  You must register to take part on Saturday 29 September at Burnley Central Library (see the programme for more details).  We would like you to make a short film of Burnley Literary Festival which showcases the sessions, the venues and the town centre.  The best film will win an amazing prize and you’ll learn lots of skills and techniques along the way.  Introductory seminars are scheduled on Friday 28 Sept to help you on your way and you can receive help with editing from experts in this field.  For more information visit facebook.com/SmartArtBurnley/

 

Children’s Poetry Competition

We are inviting children aged 7 – 16 years to write a short poem of 10 lines or less.  It can be any theme, it can be funny or sad, it can tell a story, it can express your views.

There will be two categories – 7 to 10yrs and 11 to 16yrs. The Winner of each category will receive £50 of children’s books.

Submit your entry (one per person) with a separate cover note containing you name, address, contact number and email address to info@burnleyliteraryfestival.co.uk or by post to Burnley Literary Festival Flash Fiction Competition, Burnley Council, Parker Lane Offices, Burnley, BB11 2BY. Please mark your entry ‘Burnley Literary Festival Children’s Poetry Competition’.  Closing date midnight 15th October 2018.