The Big Issue are looking for Britain’s Next Big Crime Writer

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Are you a writer? Reading the Sprout, there’s a fair chance that you are. Which is why you’re in luck, with this incredible new contest from The Big Issue magazine.

The Big Issue Wales, of which ProMo-Cymru is a subscriber, has partnered with publisher Avon Books to look for the next Agatha Christie or Ian Rankin.

British crime fiction has always been huge- from million-selling books to pretty much 90% of the TV programmes your mam probably watches from Midsomer Murders to Life on Mars to The Bill. Now this contest, which includes a two book deal for the best writer, looks set to install your name alongside the greats.

We checked with Big Issue Editor Paul McNamee whether there were any age restrictions-and he said there are not. So if you have a gritty story set on the streets of the city-  there are loads to be told – then get started writing, right now!

Read the full article here, or take a look at the conditions here.

You can learn more about real life crime right here on The Sprout:

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