Last Call for the Agatha Christie Young Mystery Short Story Competition


 Are you the next king or queen of crime?

You’ve got less than 10 days to enter the International Agatha Christie Festival mystery short story competition for children and young people between 8 and 18 years of age who live or go to school or college in Devon.

It’s free to enter

There are two categories: 8-13 years old; and 14-18 years old.

The winner in each category will win an Apple iPad Mini and the winner and runner-up in the older category will also receive a copy of Howdunnit! A Masterclass in the Craft of Crime Writing, featuring advice from over 90 writers.
It’s easy to enter.

1 Write a short story of up to 1,000 words involving a mystery of some kind.

2 Submit your story by email. Full details online at:

 where you can also read the full terms and conditions.

The closing date is Sunday, 16 August.

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Kevin Dixon went to Audley Park – now Torquay Academy – and South Devon College when it was at Torre. After studying at Birmingham City University, he returned home because there’s nowhere else quite like Torquay. He then became involved in community and adult education, completed a PhD at Exeter University , and started writing about the weird and unknown side of town. He now Chairs Healthwatch Torbay and is involved in health and social care in the Bay.