Join British crime writers this weekend for a free online crime festival born as a result of a grassroots initiative instigated by author Helen Smith. The festival boasts more than forty crime authors, including Eva Dolan, Mark Edwards, C L Taylor, Sarah Hilary and Mason Cross.
BritCrime 2015 will take place 11 to 13 July 2015 and will feature live Q&A Panel Discussions hosted on Facebook, as well as informal sessions for late night chats. The festival will provide updates from BritCrime authors attending New York’s ThrillerFest, as well as a look ahead to Theakston’s Old Peculiar Crime Writing Festival in Harrogate the following week, where many BritCrime authors will be in attendance. (For more details on the panels for Sunday, click HERE & for Saturday July 12, click HERE. To sign up for these events, click HERE.
In the run up to the festival exclusive content is already available on the BritCrime website and social media platforms, including giveaways, video sessions and interactive Google Hangouts. More than 500 people have already signed up to receive the festival mailing list, which offers the incentive of a Kindle Paperwhite giveaway for one lucky subscriber.
Edgar-winning author Alex Marwood was the first to sign up for BritCrime. ‘BritCrime is organised by authors, and it feels great to be in control of how the event goes. We’ve already reached more than 70,000 people via our online channels, and this is just the start of what we hope to achieve.’
Quentin Bates, Jenny Blackhurst, Rebecca Bradley, Graeme Cameron, Steve Cavanagh, Tammy Cohen, Mason Cross, Julia Crouch, Eva Dolan, Steven Dunne, Mark Edwards, Chris Ewan, Paul Finch, Helen Giltrow, Sarah Hilary, Susi Holliday, Jane Isaac, Amanda Jennings, Emma Kavanagh, Anya Lipska, Colette McBeth, M J McGrath, Fergus McNeill, Clare Mackintosh, Michael J Malone, Ava Marsh, Alex Marwood, K T Medina, Daniel Pembrey, J F Penn, Nick Quantrill, Marnie Riches, Craig Robertson, Mel Sherratt, Alexandra Sokoloff, Helen Smith, C L Taylor, Simon Toyne, Luca Veste, Louise Voss, Sarah Ward.
Get Your Crime Novel Critiqued (Open Internationally)
If you’ve just put the finishing touches to your first crime novel, BritCrime have an amazing opportunity for you. Literary agent Madeleine Milburn, who represents two BritCrime authors (Mel Sherratt and CL Taylor, both bestsellers) has offered a personal critique of the covering letter, synopsis and the first three chapters of an unpublished crime novel to three new writers as part of the BritCrime Festival. For a chance to win the critique, pitch Madeleine a teaser about the book on Twitter during the festival, 11-13 July, using the hashtag #BritCrime. This is open internationally.
For more details, click HERE.
Enrol in BritCrime Summer School (Open Internationally)
For full details on how to take part, click HERE.
WIN WIN WIN!!!
There is so much up for grabs, it'll make your head spin. Win a fantastic collection of books as long as you sign up before July 10! and many book giveaways as well as a Kindle Paperwhite. Click HERE for all details. Good luck!