Affirm Press has partnered with online literary portal Tablo to find Australia’s best undiscovered crime writers.

Affirm Press will be reading the top submissions around the theme ‘The Perfect Crime’, shared in Tablo’s Crime Community between 30/3/2018 and 22/4/2018.  Along with considering submissions for publication, Affirm Press will be offering an editorial and publishing mentorship with the winning author.

Affirm Press is looking for imaginative, passionate writers who know how to entertain as well as craft. We like stories with powerful hooks and interesting perspectives that linger long after the final word. This call-out is for fiction or narrative non-fiction around the theme, ‘The Perfect Crime’. We’ll consider writing in the crime genre, or other genres as long as there is a strong crime element in the story. We’d love to see any interpretation of the theme, from petty crime to large-scale crime to social crime, or a new type of crime they might not yet know about.

Affirm Press publishing director, Martin Hughes, says:

‘We welcome any innovative ways of connecting writers with publishers, and we’re excited by the possibilities a new online forum like Tablo might create for publishers. We thought we’d focus on crime in the first place, to see if we can attract fresh voices and perspectives.’

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