Thank you to everyone who entered the Crime & Thriller 2012 competition. I am currently reviewing the entries so you should all hear from me between now and the first week of September, if you haven’t already. There is a huge amount of talent in the 912 entries that we received, so there are a lot of decisions to make. Thank you for your patience.
With my best wishes
Competition: The Madeleine Milburn Literary, TV & Film Agency is launching a new Crime, Thriller and Psychological Suspense side to the Agency, and is looking to represent new talented crime writers. The Agency will offer representation to writers they find exceptional, and in depth editorial feedback to runners up.
To Enter: Please submit the following material in one email to:
- The first 8,000 words of your original crime, thriller or mystery novel
- An introductory letter
- A one-page synopsis
- A 250-word biography of your central character
There must only be one submission per person and all the material must be attached to one email. Please put the title in the subject line together with the word ‘Competition’.
Closing date: Entries will be judged as and when they come in but must be made by 30th July 2012 on an exclusive basis. That means your novel cannot be on submission to any other agency or publisher until the results are released in August.
The Prize: Offer of representation by the Madeleine Milburn Literary, TV & Film Agency on the new Crime & Thriller List. In depth editorial feedback for runners up.
Madeleine Milburn says: “I am so excited about launching a crime and thriller side to the Agency, which I am looking to fill with exceptional new writers. I love authors such as Harlan Coben, S.J. Watson and Lee Child. I am looking for an incredible voice that makes you stop whatever you are doing, together with an extremely strong central character, and a plot full of unexpected twists and turns that keeps you up all night.”