Crime Writers' Association Margery Allingham Short Mystery Competition
Welcome to the CWA Margery Allingham Short Mystery Competition
Our mission is to find the best unpublished short mystery – one that fits into legendary crime writer Margery’s definition of what makes a great story:
“The Mystery remains box-shaped, at once a prison and a refuge. Its four walls are, roughly, a Crime, a Mystery, an Enquiry and a Conclusion with an Element of Satisfaction in it.”The way a submitted story matches this definition is awarded greater weighting in the scoring than any other criteria.
Closing date: 6pm GMT Friday 26 February 2021.