A Reconstructed Man
For 15 years the CWA has been encouraging new writing with its Debut Dagger competition for unpublished writers. The submissions are judged by a panel of top crime editors and agents, and the short listed entries are sent to publishers and agents.
The Debut Dagger is open to anyone who has not yet had a novel published commercially. All shortlisted entrants will receive a professional assessment of their entries. Winning the Debut Dagger doesn’t guarantee you’ll get published. But it does mean your work will be seen leading agents and top editors, who have signed up over two dozen winners and shortlisted Debut Dagger competitors.
But entering the Debut Dagger is more than just entering a competition. You can also join our community, via the Facebook Group giving you the opportunity to ask questions, share your experiences and helping out your fellow writers.
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We are now accepting entries for the 2017 Debut Dagger Award. Follow the link below to submit your entry.
This year's winner
Fab is haunted by a terrible secret – but a chance discovery threatens to uncover his past, and expose the dark underbelly of Australian rural life.
This Year's Shortlist
A Reconstructed Man
A State of Grace
The Devil’s Dice
Hailed as ‘a brilliant talent’ by Jeffery Deaver and ‘a deeply human voice’ by Peter James, Leigh Russell writes the internationally bestselling Geraldine Steel series of psychological crime thrillers.
As well as receiving rave reviews on numerous renowned sites like CrimeTime,Crimesquad and
Eurocrime, her books have attracted glowing reviews in journals as diverse as The Times, The New York Journal of Books and Star Magazine, to name just a few.
Katherine is the senior commissioning editor with Bonnier Zaffre.
|Dark Valley||John Kennedy|
|Death by Dangerous||Oliver Jarvis|
|The Devil’s Dice||Roz Watkins|
|Let’s Pretend||Sue Williams|
|A Reconstructed Man||Graham Brack|
|A State of Grace||Rita Catching|
|The Tattoo Killer||Joe West|