Chance to get published with Faber and Stylist crime writing competition

Stylist magazine has teamed up with publishing house Faber and Faber to launch a Crime Fiction Competition. The winner will have their first novel published and receive a £5000 advance.
Baroness Ruth Rendell CBE, who has written over 60 crime novels and is the creator of Inspector Wexford, heads up a judging panel that includes those from the crime fiction industry as well as Stylist’s editor Lisa Smosarski.

Entries are open to both men and women but the protagonist needs to be female.

To enter Stylist’s Crime Fiction Competition you will need to complete the first 6,000 words of your original crime or thriller novel. The novel must feature a female protagonist. Alongside this you will need to submit an outline, no longer than 300 words, to show how the story will develop but which doesn’t reveal the ending, plus a 250-word biography of the central character.

The runner up will receive a three month writing course worth £1750 at the Faber Academy led by author Dreda Say Mitchell.

Closing date is 12 July 2012. For more details and an entry form, visit website.