THE BIG BANG! PRIZE SERIES ANTHOLOGY
Prize judged by Lee Child
Edited by Luca Veste and Todd Swift
PRE-ORDER NOW! COMING IN 2024
A unique anthology series of best 100 first pages of thrillers, and more, including Lee Child's judge's note and with the winning first page!
We will announce the winning 'first page' in 2024!
It is basically a collection of the best 100 first pages of thrillers, plus some other material, like Lee’s judge’s comments, and the winning page
Lee Child says, ‘Long ago people would say, “This is a great book, but you need to give it fifty pages.” That's crazy now, in our hyper-fast world. Now readers give you fifty words. Your first paragraph, basically. That's where you win or lose. It doesn't always need to be slam-bam, but it does always need to give the reader absolutely no choice but to race ahead. Send your entry in to Black Spring's contest, I’ll judge the best... and if you win, I'll be first in line to buy your book.’
Lee Child is the world-famous, best-selling author of the 'Jack Reacher' series, whose books have sold over 100 million copies.
Luca is the internationally bestselling author of eight novels, the host of the hit podcast Two Crime Writers and a Microphone, and the co-founder of the Locked Up Festival, which has raised over £25,000 for the Trussell Trust charity. He is editor of the Spinetingler award nominated anthology Off The Record, and has over a decade of extensive experience within the crime fiction genre. He studied psychology and criminology at the University of Liverpool, and lives on Merseyside with his wife and two daughters.