Calling all thriller writers: $1000 reward for your writing!

Calling all thriller writers. Sharpen your pencils, dream up a clever villain and get ready to win $1000 in Random House’s upcoming Heroes + Villains Writing Challenge.

From Random House’s website:

Put your crime writing skills to the test to solve a crime and write your favourite detective to safety in the Heroes + Villains Writing Challenge.

There is a $1000 reward for the best and most daring “detective rescue”, judged by public votes from Australian James Patterson readers and fans. The winning “detective rescue” story will also be published as an ebook by Random House Australia!

ALEX CROSS, MICHAEL BENNETT, PRIVATE JACK MORGAN and LINDSAY BOXER are in danger! The world’s bestselling thriller writer James Patterson has put them in peril in these never-before-seen opening passages, written exclusively for Random House Australia/New Zealand.

Are you ready for the Heroes + Villains writing challenge?
Step 1. Read the opening passages written by James Patterson on their blog.
Step 2. Select only one story to solve and complete. Please note that there is a total 1000 word limit including the opening passages written by James Patterson.
Step 3. Upload your story via this link.

Find out more here.

Good Luck!

Dates to remember
Sunday 22 June: Last day for story submissions
Tuesday 1 July: Public voting commences
Wednesday 9 July: Winner announced on

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