Thunderbolt Prize for Crime Writing 2018
Stuff you need to know...
Entries are now open for the 2018 New England Thunderbolt Prize for Crime Writing.
In this, the sixth year of the Prize, there are six awards on offer for crime writers. All genres of crime writing are eligible, from hard-boiled to comic, paranormal to rural, historical to contemporary, noir to cosy. Entries welcome from anywhere in Australia, from published or unpublished writers.
Strong support from our wonderful sponsors has made possible the following awards:
The New England Thunderbolt Prize for Crime Fiction
First Prize: $500, for a story of up to 2,500 words.
Sponsored by the Faculty of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences and Education, University of New England.
The New England Thunderbolt Prize for Crime Non-Fiction
First Prize: $500 for an article of up to 2,500 words.
Sponsored by Moin and Associates, Lawyers, Armidale and Port Macquarie.
The New England Thunderbolt Prize for Crime Poetry
First Prize: $500 for a poem of up to 60 lines.
Sponsored by the New England Writers’ Centre.
The New England Award
Prize: $250 for the best entry in any category by a writer resident in New England.
Sponsored by Reader’s Companion Bookshop, Armidale.
The Emerging Authors Award
Prize: $250, for the best entry in any category from new, unpublished writers only (over 18).
Sponsored by Friends of Tamworth Libraries.
The Youth Award
Prize: $150, for writers under 18
Jointly sponsored by Christmas Press and Little Pink Dog Books (both publishers based in Armidale).
About the judges...
Opens: 1 June
Closes: 30 September
Fee: $10 for adults, $5 for youth
No limit on number of entries per entrant but a fee must be paid for each individual entry.
Entries: may be sent by post to New England Writers’ Centre, PO Box 1219, Armidale 2350 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Downloadable entry forms with full guidelines and details HERE.
Payments may be made through Trybooking or by EFT, cheque, money order or cash.
Other payment options:
EFT: Deposit directly into our account
New England Writers’ Centre,
Account No: 618658.
Please make sure you include your name and NET prize as reference when you make an online deposit.
You may also pay by cheque, money order or cash. Please make cheques/money orders payable to the New England Writers’ Centre and send to NEWC at PO Box 1219 , Armidale NSW 23350.