Glengoyne Whisky has launched its own short story writing competition as part of Bloody Scotland, Scotland’s very first Crime Writing Festival, which runs between the 14th and 16th September this year.
The competition will see budding crime writers from across the UK write a 3,000 word story using the theme “Worth the wait.” Entries must be received before the 29th of June and can be submitted via www.bloodyscotland.com.
The winner of the “Worth the wait” short story competition could see their work published in a collection of crime stories held in an anthology of the same name. The winner will also receive a 35year old Glengoyne whisky, presented in a hand-engraved crystal decanter.
Ian Weir, Marketing Director for Glengoyne whisky, said: “Crafting a great crime novel takes time, care and attention to detail, but the results are worth the wait. The same attributes are crucial in making Glengoyne Whisky’s natural, unpeated taste and flavour.
“Scottish crime fiction is an international success story and we are delighted to be part of a competition that celebrates our country’s unique creative contribution.”
The Bloody Scotland festival coincides with a number of special crime fiction anniversaries, including the 12th anniversary of the first publication of a Sherlock Holmes novel.