Arthur Conan Doyle, Agatha Christie, Georges Simenon, Val McDermid, Ian Rankin – the roll call of great crime writers is long. But the biggest names and the biggest reputations are about to be joined by a new star – YOU!
This week we launch the search for Britain’s undiscovered crime writer. Working with Avon, part of the HarperCollins publishing house, The Big Issue is offering a two-book deal to the author who is made of the write stuff, but just hasn’t had the break yet.
Your book may be complete, or close to complete. You might have the best new idea in the world, youjust don’t know the people in the industry or whose door to knock.
That’s where we come in. The time is now.
“We’re delighted to announce the launch of this competition,” says editor of The Big Issue Paul McNamee. “What an opportunity this presents. Everybody is said to have a book in them but people frequently don’t know how to get their great ideas to the right people and into print. So, here we are. Working with such a legendary publishing house is a way to make somebody’s dream become reality.
— Paul McNamee (@PauldMcNamee) March 1, 2019
“The Big Issue readers are smart, brilliant people and I suspect this opportunity will see a lot of them take the chance to send us their books. We’ve assembled a terrific panel to help uncover Britain’s best new, as yet undiscovered, crime writer.