CrimeFest’s Flashbang 2017 has closed. Thanks to everyone who entered. We received 70 stories, which our judges are now interrogating in detail. Entries came from far and wide, including Austria, Canada, Shetland and the US. We will publish a longlist here on 7 April. The shortlist will be published on 21 April and final winners announced live at the Crime Writing Day on 19 May. Good luck to everyone involved.