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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

From New England Writer's Centre

Thunderbolt Prize

From deep inside legendary bushranger territory, the New England Writers’ Centre is urging you to stand and deliver your writing!
In 2015, NEWC has six prizes on offer for crime writers,
including a prize for Emerging Writers who have not yet been published and a brand new Youth category for writers under 18.

All genres of crime writing are eligible, from hard-boiled to comic, paranormal to rural, noir to cosy. Entries welcome from anywhere in Australia.

Entries open: 9th of March, 2015
Entries close: 24th of August, 2015


The New England Thunderbolt Prize for Crime Fiction

First Prize: $500

for a story up to 2,500 words

sponsored by The School of Arts, University of New England

 The New England Thunderbolt Prize for Crime Non-fiction

First Prize: $500

for an article up to 2,500 words

sponsored by The Armidale Express

The New England Thunderbolt Prize for Crime Poetry

First Prize: $500

for a poem up to 60 lines

sponsored by
Armidale Dumaresq Memorial Library and the New England Writers' Centre


The New England Award

$250 for the best entry in any category by a resident of New England

sponsored by Reader’s Companion Bookshop, Armidale.

Emerging Authors Award

$250 for the best entry in any category by a new, unpublished writer (over 18)

sponsored by the
Friends of Tamworth Libraries

Youth Award

$150 for the best entry in any category by writers aged under 18.

Sponsored by Granny Fi's Toy Cupboard, Armidale.
The stuff you need to know...

It's pretty easy really!
Entries open: 9th of March, 2015
Entries close: 24th of August, 2015

$10 per entry

1. Download the entry form below (and read it!)
2. Write your story
3. Send it in!
newc_thunderbolt_crime_writing_entry_form.pdf
File Size: 192 kb
File Type: pdf
Download File

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