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Today at the NGC Bocas Lit Fest in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, Bloody Scotland launch their short story competition to find the best new international talents in crime writing.

Leading Scottish crime fiction authors Denise Mina and Allan Guthrie are visiting the Bocas Literature Festival in Port of Spain, with Bloody Scotland – Scotland’s International Festival of Crime Writing, to foster new connections with writers and readers of crime fiction.

Writers are invited to enter the Bloody Scotland Short Story Competition with crime short stories based on the theme of ‘Escape’.  The winner will receive a £1,000 cash prize, a weekend pass to the 2014 festival and a bottle of Deanston whisky. In addition their story will be published as an ebook short by Bloody Scotland.

The shortlisting panel includes acclaimed crime writers Alex Gray, Craig Robertson and Gordon Brown and the winner will be decided by an online public vote.

Entries should be on the theme of ‘ESCAPE’ and be no longer than 3000 words. There is a £10 admin fee for entries.  Short stories should be entered online by 31st July 2014.

Visit the competition page for more information and to enter a story.