NEW: Win one of five places on the CrimeFest Crime Writing Day

Great news for five lucky people: that lovely bunch at CrimeFest are once again offering a place on their excellent Crime Writing Day to each author who makes it onto the Flashbang shortlist.

This year CRIMEFEST expands its workshop into a crime writing day made up out of four events. With a mixture of presentations and exercises, authors M.R. Hall and William Ryan present a workshop focusing on character and plot. Two agents and two editors will discuss what services they provide, and how authors might be expected to reciprocate. And with the industry increasingly turning to new media for fresh talent, Joanna Penn offers advice on how to self publish in ebook and print in the current publishing eco-system. Also included, on a first-come-first-served basis, are ten one-on-one assessments of a manuscript. The day starts at 10.30am on Friday 16 May and runs through to 5pm, with lunch included. Tickets cost £150 but will be awarded free to each of our five shortlisted authors. The final winners of Flashbang 2014 will be announced live at the end of the Crime Writing Day.

Full details of the Crime Writing Day are here.

Enter Flashbang 2014 here.

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