Moth Publishing announces winners of its Northern Crime Competition

Northern Crime One, a short story anthology of prize-winning entries, is out today

20 writers from the North of England are today announced as winners of the Northern Crime Competition.

Leeds-based writer Kathleen McKay has won £1000 and the publication of her contemporary crime novel, Hard Wired, by Moth Publishing in summer 2016.

A further 19 northern writers have won the Northern Crime Short Story Competition and their prize-winning short stories are published in an anthology, Northern Crime One, out today.

From rural noir to urban horror, Northern Crime One promises to bring a chill to your winter nights. The wide-ranging collection showcases some of the best emerging talent in UK crime, proving that short stories are the perfect form to introduce fresh blood to the crime-writing scene.

The winning writers are: Karon Alderman, Pat Black, Lynne M Blackwell, Ben Borland, Michael Connon, Adrian P Fayter, Bradley Langham, Danny Marshall, Kathleen McKay, Tom Moody, Emma Oxley, Pam Plumb, Basil Ransome-Davies, Alex Reece Abbott, Martin Robins, Nick Triplow, Betty Weiner, Belinda Weir, MJ Wesolowski, and Sue Wilsea.

Northern Crime One is available from selected book shops, and online at Amazon.