Worth The Wait…
Just as Scotland is world-renowned for its fine malt whisky, so it is known for the exceptional quality of its crime fiction. To celebrate and recognise this synergy, Glengoyne Highland Single Malt is proud to sponsor a new short story writing competition as part of Bloody Scotland.
With the aim of discovering the next big name in crime fiction, Bloody Scotland’s Glengoyne Whisky Short Story Competition gives you the opportunity to be published in an ebook anthology of short crime stories entitled Worth The Wait.
The best story overall will win the stunning prizes described below, including the inaugural trophy.
UPDATE SEPT 3rd: THE EBOOK ANTHOLOGY OF WINNING ENTRIES IS AVAILABLE NOW!
- A bespoke hand-engraved Glencairn Crystal Decanter filled with an exceptionally rare 35 Years Old Glengoyne Highland Single Malt, worth over £2,000.
- Publication as the lead story in a short story ebook collection entitled Worth The Wait to be published by Blasted Heath.
- Your choice of any week-long residential writing course run by the Arvon Foundation during 2013.
- Weekend pass for the Bloody Scotland festival in September 2012.
- Publication in the Worth The Wait ebook.
Theme: Worth The Wait
Length: 3,000 words max
Closing: June 29th 2012
Entry fee: £10
Language: All entries must be in English
Previous use: All entries must be original and unpublished (in print, digitally or on the web)
You must be the copyright holder and aged 18 years or older.
Full terms and conditions of entry here
Click here to visit Glengoyne for tips on writing a killer story
Situated nearby to Bloody Scotland Festival’s home in Stirling at the beginning of the West Highland Way, Glengoyne Distillery is known as Scotland’s most beautiful distillery and offers an unrivalled visitor experience. Owned by independent family company, Ian Macleod Distillers, Glengoyne has been producing its award winning Highlands Single Malt for over 175 years. Using methods passed down for generations, Glengoyne has nurtured and perfected the art of producing multi–gold award winning single malts. The result is a portfolio of whiskies including the core 10, 12, 17 and 21 Years Old range, as well as special limited edition Single Malts, released each year.
Arvon is all about writers. Their residential writing courses pluck you from your everyday life and place you gently in one of their four writers’ houses, located in Devon, Inverness-shire, Shropshire or West Yorkshire, where you are insulated from the outside world of email, internet and mobile phones. Each course is tutored by two professional writers plus a guest writer who visits mid-week to read their own work and answer your questions. There are daily workshops over four days running from Tuesday to Friday, plus a one-to-one tutorial with each tutor.
Blasted Heath is a digital publisher of original ebooks with a focus on crime fiction. Authors include Ray Banks, Douglas Lindsay, Anthony Neil Smith, Gerard Brennan, Nigel Bird, Tony Black, Brian Pendreigh, HJ Hampson, Gary Carson and Damien Seaman. Len Wanner’s series of interviews with crime writers, The Crime Interviews is an excellent introduction to the craft of crime writing, featuring nine professional writers including Ian Rankin, Chris Brookmyre, Stuart MacBride, Louise Welsh and Allan Guthrie. The imminent Blasted Shorts imprint will showcase original short crime stories from some of the finest exponents of the form.