Short story competition shortlist 

Bloody Scotland is looking for the best new writing in the crime genre and we want readers to have their say – that means you.

The competition winner will receive a £1,000 cash prize, a weekend pass to the 2014 festival and a bottle of Deanston whisky. The winner is decided by public vote. Please read the stories and cast your vote for your favourite story below.

All votes must be cast by 12 noon on September 3rd 2014.

(All stories are in .pdf format and will open in a new tab in your browser.)

Ghostie Men by Pat Black 

The Mask by Ross Burton

Escape by Andrew Cameron

Relay by Keira Docherty

An Attentive Host by Graeme King

Old Man Lundy by Catherine Simpson

You can vote now on the right of this page and the winner will be announced before the festival.


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Voting closes at 1200 GMT on 03/09/14


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The Caledonian Crime Writing Festival is a Scottish Registered Charity, known as Bloody Scotland; Charity No SC042615