Crime: First Chapters Long List

Crime: First Chapters Long List

Top 20 Crime: First Chapter Entries
(titles listed in no particular order)

An Inquest of Eels


A Dead Hatless Texan

Secret Works

Black Gully

The Good Friend

Dead in the Water


Dutch Courage


The Green Line

Death Assured

Neon Ghosts

The Murder Factory

The Man in the Clear

Last Train to Medicine Hat

Taste of Fear

Requiem For A Lotus

Dark Horse

Kentucky Blood

Congrats to the 20 writers who made the long list. The overall standard of entries was fair. There were 70 entries in total (including Bursary and 50% Discounted categories).

The announcement of the shortlist of 10 will happen on the News page next week. So, pop back to see which made the cut. 

The NEW 2024 Plaza Short Story Prize (5000 words max) is open to enter. Judged by Vanessa Onwuemezi. 1st prize: £1,000. Deadline: 3oth April 2024.