Crime in the Spotlight

Crime in the Spotlight

Bloody Scotland wants to offer a platform to shine a spotlight on new crime writing talent during the festival. Every year we offer intro spots at our events to new and emerging published crime writers.

You’re eligible to apply for Crime in the Spotlight if you:

  • have never appeared on the programme at Bloody Scotland before
  • are early in your crime writing career (be it on your first book or maybe second or third)

Crime in the Spotlight is NOT for unpublished authors. If you are unpublished, please check out our Pitch Perfect scheme.

You will appear on stage at our festival in September, before some of our main events, reading from your work to our festival audiences.

Applications for 2019 are now CLOSED.

You can read about the 2018 Spotlighters here.