you budding crime short story writers,
the Glencairn Glass has launched its
first ever crime short story competition
with the theme: 'A Crystal Clear Crime'
Calling all budding short story
writers, is there a William McIlvanney
short story crime writer amongst you.
They say that a dram or two has inspired
many of the best writers over the years,
perhaps you are one of them!
As you may know, for the past two years,
the world’s favourite whisky glass – The
Glencairn Glass – has featured as
headline sponsor of the prestigious
McIlvanney and Bloody Scotland Debut
crime-writing prizes, celebrating the
finest in Scottish crime writing talent.
This week The Glencairn Glass is
building on this creative collaboration
by launching its very own crime short
story competition, in partnership with
Scottish Field Magazine.
The Glencairn Glass is looking to
celebrate up-and-coming literary talent
through this exclusive competition from
October to December. The competition is
now open for entries and runs until 31st
December, inviting all budding crime
writers to build their stories around
the theme: ‘A Crystal-Clear Crime’ in no
more than 2000 words.
The judging panel for the inaugural
competition will comprise Deborah
Masson, 2020 winner of the Bloody
Scotland Debut Crime Novel of the Year
with her book ‘Hold Your Tongue’, Peter
Ranscombe, Scottish Field’s drinks
columnist and author of the historical
thriller ‘Hare’, as well as Glencairn’s
marketing director Gordon Brown, who has
written eight crime novels with his
latest, ‘Thirty-One Bones’, written
under the pseudonym Morgan Cry. Gordon
is also one of the founding directors of
the Bloody Scotland International Crime
Gordon Brown commented: "We’re very
excited to be launching the Glencairn
Glass crime short story competition,
supported by the team at the Bloody
Scotland International Crime Writing
Festival along with the Culture and
Business Fund Scotland, working with
Scottish Field. We are delighted to
invite both experienced and novice
authors, alike, to take a stab at
entering (excuse the pun!) and wish all
entrants the best of luck.”
Three prizes will be available for the
winning trio of authors: the first prize
winner will receive £1000, whilst the
two runners up will each receive £250.
All three winners will also receive a
set of six bespoke engraved Glencairn
Glasses to enjoy their favourite dram
with. The overall winning entry will be
published by Scottish Field in spring
2022 as well as on The Glencairn Glass
All short story entries must be uploaded
with the competition closing at midnight
on the Friday 31st December 2021.
Details can also be found at www.scottishfield.co.uk. The winners
will be announced in March 2022.