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We are delighted to announce the launch of a fantastic new competition to find and nurture the next generation of northern crime writers.

Do you think you could be the next A.A.Dhand? This brand new competition, which will launch on Friday 29th June at Waterstones Bradford, offers the unique opportunity for up to ten budding crime writers to truly get their shot at being a published author.

Winners will receive:

  • The opportunity to attend a week long writer’s residential writing course at the highly renowned Arvon Foundation in Yorkshire.
  • Personal tutelage from Bradford crime writer A.A.Dhand and WME Literary Agent, Simon Trewin.

How to Enter

  • Writers will be asked to submit the first 5,000 words of their crime novel for review.
  • Submissions should be made to and marked as ‘Crime Competition’ in the subject box.

Please note, no submissions made before the opening date will be accepted.

Competition open date: Monday 2nd July 2018

Closing date: Sunday 5th August 2018


This is a once in a life time opportunity offered to up to ten talented northern writers. For more information, and to speak to those involved, you may want to attend the launch of A.A.Dhand’s latest novel, City of Sinners, where the competition will be officially launched. This will be held at Waterstones Bradford on Friday 29th June and tickets can be purchased here.