Gwobr Nofel Gyntaf Crime Cymru First Novel Prize

Crime Cymru

Gwobr Nofel Gyntaf Crime Cymru First Novel Prize: a new crime writing prize for Wales

Announcing the longlisted writers and our shortlist!

In May 2021 Crime Cymru launched a new prize for debut crime writers in Wales: Gwobr Nofel Gyntaf Crime Cymru First Novel Prize. Our aim for the prize is to champion new crime writers who are currently living in Wales, providing a platform for their work and supporting their writing development. Developing new writing talent is one of our core aims as a collective (which you can read about here).

Writers were asked to submit the first 5,000 words of a crime novel with an accompanying synopsis of the complete plot. Entries could be written in English or in Welsh, and we will be awarding two winners: one in each language. Submissions closed in September 2021 and since then Crime Cymru and our amazing judges have been…

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