Entries are invited for the Margery Allingham Short Story Competition (Crime Writers’ Association UK). Short stories must be unpublished and fit Margery’s definition of a mystery: “The Mystery remains box-shaped, at once a prison and a refuge. Its four walls are, roughly, a Crime, a Mystery, an Enquiry and a Conclusion with an Element of Satisfaction in it.” Prize: £1,000. Length: 3500 words max. Deadline: 4pm GMT March 16, 2014. Entry fee: £10.
- Guidelines: thecwa.co.uk/ShortStory/index.php