Stirling 21st - 23rd September 2018

Pitch Perfect 2017

BloodyScotland15 - eoincarey_1857Are you the next big thing in crime writing? In this popular event, a line-up of aspiring novelists pitch their synopsis to a panel of industry experts. Over the years many participants have gone on to secure publishing deals and return to Bloody Scotland as authors.

Our expert panel is Jo Dickinson, publishing director at Simon & Schuster, Keshini Naidoo, Associate Publisher at Bookouture, Jade Chandler, editorial director for crime fiction at Harvill Secker, and agent Jemima Forrester.

We’re inviting new writers to pitch their debut novel to us in 100 words. We’ll then shortlist the top ten and invite the finalists to the festival to deliver their pitch in person. The event will take place at Bloody Scotland in Stirling on Sunday the 10th September 2017.


The Caledonian Crime Writing Festival, Scottish Company No SC404578, Registered office: Caledonian Exchange, 19A Canning Street, Edinburgh EH3 8HE.
The Caledonian Crime Writing Festival is a Scottish Registered Charity, known as Bloody Scotland; Charity No SC042615