Are you the next king or queen of crime? Once again, the International Agatha Christie Festival invites children and young people between 8 and 18 years of age who live or go to school or college in Devon, to enter a competition to find the county’s most promising young writers.

It’s free to enter

There are two categories: 8-13 years old; and 14-18 years old.

The winner in each category will win an Apple iPad Mini™ and the winner and runner-up in the older category will also receive a copy of Howdunnit! A Masterclass in the Craft of Crime Writing, featuring advice from over 90 writers.

It’s easy to enter

1 Write a short story of up to 1,000 words involving a mystery of some kind.

2 Submit your story by email. Full details online, where you can also read the full terms and conditions.

Deadline: 16th August 2020

Literature Works is pleased to be a partner on this competition.