The Crime Writers' Association

Interested in writing crime?

See below for blogs about our prestigious competition, the Debut Dagger. There’ s more about the competition itself on the Debut Dagger page.

Check out our Crime Writing Tips page for hints and how-tos from authors and editors. And see Criminal Critiques for help with your own writing – critiques and editing.

Crime writing tips


Shortlist Revealed Thursday 20 May

The Debut Dagger shortlist will be revealed at 9am on Thursday 20 May over on the CWA Daggers page under Debut. Good luck to all our longlisted entrants!      

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