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07 May 2024

The 2024 Lindisfarne Prize for Crime Fiction has been postponed. 

If you’ve already submitted an entry for the 2024 Prize we’ll be in-touch directly with your options.

If you have any queries, or if you’d like to be notified when the Prize re-opens for entries, please email 


The Lindisfarne Prize for Crime Fiction (The Lindisfarne Prize) has recognised outstanding writing in the genre of crime or thriller fiction, sponsored by the author L J Ross through her publishing imprint, Dark Skies Publishing.

Awarded annually from 2019-2023 the Prize welcomed submissions from all writers resident in the UK whose work celebrated the North East of England, and who had not previously had their submission published in any form (though they might have had other stories published before).

To be considered entrants were required to submit a short story of no more than ten thousand words or the first two chapters and a synopsis of a work in progress.

The winning entry was awarded a prize of £2,500 to support the completion of their work and funding towards a year’s membership of both the Society of Authors (SoA) and the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi).

Find out more about our Prize Winners HERE


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