This coming Sunday, June 5, will bring two deadlines.
It’s the last day on which to cast a ballot for your favorite contender in the 2011 Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year contest. A list of the 18 nominees is here. And click here to vote.
Sunday (at noon!) is also the cut-off date for submissions to the third annual Watery Grave Invitational Short Story Contest. A field of 19 writers, among them David Cranmer, Jane Hammons, Paul D. Brazill, and Rosemarie Keenan, are vying for prizes in a competition to write top-drawer, 3,500-word stories incorporating a horse. The top three winners will be announced on June 19.