New crime writing competition will reward top short story

Aspiring writers could could win a brand new prize after the sponsor of two top competitions launched another contest for up and coming crime writers.

The Glencairn Glass already provides the cash for the Bloody Scotland and McIlvanney prizes - and is now looking for up-and-coming scribes to submit stories of no more than 2000 words on the theme of 'A Crystal Clear Crime.'

Organised in conjunction with Scottish Field and The Culture and Business Fund ~Scotland , the competition is already open for entries and the closing date for submissions is midnight on Friday, December 31.

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All short story entries must be uploaded at

More details can also be found at

The winners will be announced in March 2022.