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Murderous Intent Writing Competition

To coincide with the launch of our Characters That Kill writing course, we are pleased to announce a brand new creative writing competition that utilises many of the skills provided in the course.

Murderous Intent Writing Competition

1st Prize: £500.00

2nd Prize: £300.00

3rd Prize: £200.00

Closing date: June 25th 2017

Entry fee: £3.50 or FREE to Write, Learn and Publish members

Note: There is no obligation to sign up for the Characters That Kill writing course as we welcome submissions from all writers but we do want to see a crime story where the characters are cleverly crafted and highly believable. We want to feel their emotions, to feel their sense of fear and trepidation and we want to understand why the crime happens.

Focus on the plot, whether the murder happens by mistake, is a crime of passion or is planned to perfection, your story must be original, in-depth and the characters must be brimming over with emotion.

You have up to 1500 words excluding the title

This creative writing competition has great cash prizes and publication for the overall winning submission.


You must be aged 18 or over

Open to writers worldwide

Maximum word count is 1500 excluding the title

Submissions must be original and previously unpublished

You may enter multiple submissions providing the correct fees are paid

You must enter on or before the closing date

Submissions must be written in English

We welcome imaginative interpretations of the theme

Payment must be made via PayPal. Please add the payment reference number to the email. Write, Learn and Publish members should just email their submission to us adding their unique membership number to the subject line of the email.

Submissions must be pasted into the body of the email (unless otherwise specified) and sent to:

[email protected]


Please allow 11-12 weeks for competition results to be announced, awarded and published. We only publish the winning submission. Entry implies acceptance to the rules.

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