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2018 Spy stories

flash fiction contest

From Stella Rimington of MI5 to bestselling spy thriller writer Charles Cumming, Edinburgh has a history of producing authors of some of the world’s most gripping spy fiction.

ARE YOU NEXT?

 

Send us your flash fiction story (no more than 250 words) on the theme of "spies & spying"!

 

The winner and runner-up will be announced, and invited to perform their stories, at our upcoming event with spy thriller author August Thomas:

SPY HEROES FOR THE 21ST CENTURY

Tuesday, September 25 at 6:30 p.m.

50 George Square, Lecture Theatre G.03, at the University of Edinburgh

Please join Edinburgh Spy Week founder Prof. Penny Fielding and recent Creative Writing MSc. alumna August Thomas for a conversation about writing spy fiction for the 21st century, and a short reading from August’s recently published spy thriller, Liar’s Candle, which the Wall Street Journal says “blends the infinity-of-mirrors intrigue of an espionage page-turner with the thrills of an adventure movie”.   

You can sign up for the event here:  https://bit.ly/2NicmnM

CONTEST RULES:

Contest Deadline: Wednesday, September 19.  One story per person. Open to anyone living in Scotland. Please submit your entry using the form below.

The winner will receive a £20 gift card to Blackwell’s and a copy of the new spy  thriller Liar’s Candle by August Thomas.

* If you aren’t able to attend the event, your prize will be mailed to you.  Entries will be judged blind. 

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